Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Adventures in Knitting

I listed knitting as one of my interests. Here are some projects, two are items I began some time ago and decided to finish last week. The other two are new, done last week and this weekend.

The hat at top right and below, left was one of the two unfinished projects. Done at last! The difference in color is due to the light I used for the close-up. I wanted to show the swirl pattern, but wasn't very successful! You can see the swirl in the Heart Hat below.

The Heart Hat is from a Vogue Knitting pattern in the Winter 92-93 issue, as is the other hat. It's a pattern with variations.

The scarf is for my older granddaughter and the mittens are for me! The scarf is knit in Misti-Alpaca 100% baby Alpaca. It feels softer than a handful of cotton balls!
The mittens were one of my unfinished projects. Only the right thumb was the only thing left to finish. The pattern, "Checkerboard" can be found in the book, "Fox & Geese & Gences", by Robin Hansen. It contains a collection of traditional patterns. The use of two or three colors gives the warmth of lining, since the yarns are not dropped when the color changes, but are carried along the row. The technique is explained in the book.


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