knitting

Because it’s still winter…

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I’m not sure why but I can’t resist knitting more and more hats and scarves. There’s just something I love about it: instant gratification because they take so little time to knit, so many awesome and very different patterns and ideas, and how they can easily change the character of an outfit. They also don’t require large amount of yarn which makes them perfect de-stashing projects.

So yes, I knitted another set this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Softyak Slouch Hat pattern has been in my Favourites on Ravelry for a while now, and I really liked the idea of simple colour blocks and plain stocking stitch. I also thought that the curled edge without any kind of ribbing or other finishing looked interesting. So when I overestimated the amount of Drops Lima needed for my newest jumper, I knew what to do with the leftovers.

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Notice my new needle point protectors from KoPoUK – I love them and finally don’t drop stitches whenever I put my work away!

There is an interesting detail between the colour blocks – the pattern calls it “granite ridge”. It consists of two rows: the first row is p2tog all around, and in the second row all stitches are both knitted and purled. Surprisingly reducing the amount of stitches by half in the first row doesn’t change the circumference of the hat at all, but I think the ridge is going to keep the hat from stretching which is great.

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Since I still had yarn left after finishing the hat, I decided to knit a matching cowl with a reversed colour scheme (because why not?).

The whole set is soft, cosy and feel really comfy. The hat is just slouchy enough to hide my hair when I tie them up in pony tail or a bun.

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When I finished it, I still had scraps of yarn left – not enough for a “full” project but together with other leftovers it’s just the perfect amount for fingerless gloves. I’m working on them right now ๐Ÿ™‚

 

9 thoughts on “Because it’s still winter…

  1. Don’t remember if you crochet or not, but those yarn scraps can be turned into a nifty “scrap” crocheted afghan, either doing a granny square or a single crochet square. .

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  2. Well, it’s the middle of summer in Australia, but I sure do like these, and will put a shortcut on my desktop to the patterns.

    Are you sure you’re not a professional model!?

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    1. If you knit these in summer, you’ll be ready for winter ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Pretty sure, a model who feels so awkward when having her photos taken if they are selfies would be really miserable ๐Ÿ˜

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