Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Projects & Holiday Ideas

I have most of my holiday knitting done. Of course I can't share all of it, just in case, but I can share these two projects:

This first project is knit out of my handspun yarn. It is Merino/Angora. I spun it in college with the idea that I would someday knit it into baby things. Well, that day has come. From this one skein I got a cowl, mitts, and a hat. I have a really awesome idea of adapting it for my yarn and writing up the pattern. So hopefully I'll get to it before my next show. Everything needs to be blocked, but hopefully I will post more about it again soon. 

The second project is knit out of Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe in color #002 Cool. It is simply gorgeous! I knit it for my grandmother and it was a very simple pattern. Here goes:

CO 160 sts with a #8US needle.
Row 1: k
Row 2: p
Row 3: k
Row 4: p
Row 5: k

Repeat these rows 12 times all together.

For this width it uses 1/2 ball, which means I have another 1/2 ball I would love to give away to a lucky reader. So if you are interested in making this scarf and want the yarn leave a comment by Sunday night. I will randomly select and post a winner on Monday and get this yarn out to you. If you are a really speedy knitter you might even get it done before Christmas!

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