Category Archives: hats

bye-bye, 4-ply

Forgive the slightly rhyming nature of the post titles this week, we went to see a little Gilbert & Sullivan last weekend (Iolanthe, if anyone cares) and it’s kind of stuck. Last night M. and I agreed that everything in … Continue reading

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The End!

I feel like I’ve been knitting with dark red Rowan 4-ply soft foreeeeever by now. I bought a bag of 15 balls back in 2006 or 7, when it was being discontinued (who doesn’t love some high quality wool at … Continue reading

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sidetracks

I’ve been mostly true to my main train knitting cardigan project, with the result that I’ve plowed almost all the way through the body, whew: Next up, casting on for sleeves! While it does make a good commuting project, the … Continue reading

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A breath of spring

Today’s post is, by far, the most exciting of the year to date. Yes, I know 2013 is only a week old, and that I only have one blog post to reference against, but I promise, it’s pretty exciting nonetheless. … Continue reading

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Glam time

Happy (late) New year’s! I hope you all had a great time of it. I had Jan 1 off work and spent it quietly, knitting (of course), and hanging out with my two knitting assistants: It doesn’t get much better … Continue reading

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super sneak peek: get in touch with your inner flapper

Remember that little bit of swatching I posted a few weeks back? Well, it’s a lot more than just a swatch now. It’s a full on hat. Meet Imogene: The styles of the 1920’s were a big inspiration in creating … Continue reading

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Start to finish: Straight Maze hat

As I blogged last week, I’ve just had another pattern published, Straight Maze. You can find it in the Winter 2012 issue of Interweave knits. People often ask me “how do you go about getting a pattern published?”, and I … Continue reading

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get lost…in cables! (straight maze hat pattern)

Okay, that post title is a somewhat lame attempt at a pun. My apologies. But what’s not lame is that the preview for the Winter 2012 Interweave Knits is live! And, I am lucky enough to have had this awesome … Continue reading

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steam blocking miracle, or I <3 my iron

A while back I finished and blocked this hat, using the soak and lay out to dry approach: I wasn’t super happy with the results–my stitches still looked uneven and bumpy. I did another round of wet blocking and the … Continue reading

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two hat trick

As planned, I spent some time this weekend working on my double knit Shibui hat: In case you don’t already know, allow me to inform you that double knitting is indeed a slow process. Good thing the results in this … Continue reading

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