So, as all of you know I was knitting for my boyfriend....and he requested a ton of things. I was not sure if a) he was going to give them to his buddies b) wear them or c) sell them in a dark alley way....lol but I made them anyways and crossed my fingers and hope its b, he would wear them. I finished [puddles scarf] http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puddlesaka-the-dog-walking-scarf This scarf came out nice and the one word came to my mind….SEXY!!! love it! softy, squishy, and stylish. This is one of the many things, He is 6’2 so he wanted not a long scarf but not a short one either. I knited it 80” long I highly recommend this pattern this http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fiber-fashionista/puddlesaka-the-dog-walking-scarf is what I used.
Then I finished the italian hat Onda su onda http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fiber-fashionista/onda-su-onda-set I have mix feelings for this pattern let me just say that, I plan on making a neckwarmer to match. It looks nice but the decreases look wonky. Anywho my bf is not modeling it cause I said he can't have it untile the neckwarmer is complete.
The [Boyfriend hat] http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fiber-fashionista/a-hat-fit-for-a-boyfriend from Stephanie is fast and simple and think its my bf favorite. I will post some pics of the goodies.
On second note, I was inspired from this Japanise girls hat and had to make it. The hat came out cute and I will be donating it to snug-hugs.
Green Mint Japanese Slouch
This hat was inspired by a hat a japanese girl wore. I don't remeber where I seen this picture. But I knew I had to make it. I loved the colors so, looking through my yarn stash I found a Turquise (one of my favorite colors) wosted weight yarn and a fancy ribbon yarn from Plymouth yarn *carnivala Italian collection* I will be donating this hat to charity. If you like to know how to make this cute hat here is what you will need.
size 8# circular needle
size 8# double ponited needles (of 4)
1 skein of worsted weight yarn ( The color I used is Turquise)
1 skein of Plymouth yarn carnivala italian collection (note i cut the ribbons out in the end)
1 stitch marker
gauge is not really important since the body is knitted with worsted weight yarn and its a slouch.
PSM: place stitch marker M1: make one (make a stitch by knitting throught the back loop) or Inc (increase) MC: main color NY: Novelty yarn
Gauge of worsted yarn: no.8 needle 9sts to 2 inches 6 rows to 1 inch in stockinette.
With MC co. 72 sts, join to work in the round, being careful not to twist PSM.
R1-14: K2, P2, or work for 7 rounds, if you dont want a thick band.
R15: * K1,M1, K1, P2* repeat around (90sts)
R16: Knit around (90sts)
R17:K9, Inc (working on 10th st) around (99sts)
R18: Knit around (99sts)
R19-21: Change to NY (novelty yarn) knit around (99sts)
R22-25: MC knit around (99sts)
repeat sequence knit 4 rounds of main color, 3 rounds of ribbon until desired look. I did rows 3 of novelty.
Decreases: to be honest I don't remember but i know i started to dec like follow:
knit 2 together, knit 8 sts repeat around, then every following row will be, one less so...knit 2 together, knit 7 sts and so on. Remember to change to double pointed needles and fasten off. If you find a better way to decrease for this paticular hat let me know. Sorry the pattern is a little vague I did this in the wind.Opetional: pom-pom can make a pom-pom to go on top of the hat like the girl. I linked pattern on ravelry so go post your finished projects :D
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