It happens every year. I say to myself, in June, "If I want to knit stuff for the holidays, I really should start now." And I do - I find patterns, brainstorm, get yarn. And then I forget about it until Thanksgiving.
Every single year. I really should just buy everyone chocolate and get over myself.
My stepsister requested a black and white striped hat. I'm notoriously bad at following through with requests - if someone asks for something to specific, they may end up never receiving it. I was ready to throw the black and white out the window and just knit her a magenta mistake rib scarf.
But then the Winter Knitty came up, and I saw Center Square, and thought, "That would be perfect for her in black and white."
It's not striped, but hopefully she can get over that.Pattern: Center SquareYarn:
Paton's Classic Merino in 'Black' and 'Winter White,' held doubled throughoutNeedles:
US11 16" circsTime:
About three hours (I cast on at 9ish, and by 12.30am, I had woven in the ends, eaten dinner, taken pictures, and uploaded them to Flickr)Modifications:
Only one. I couldn't find my DPNs (OK, I didn't want to get off the couch), so I magic looped it with a spare US10.5 hanging out on the coffee table. This led the decreases at the top to be a little loose, so I simply stitched them together when I was weaving in the ends. Next time, I'll find the DPNs. I was tired.Other:
This was my first time doing two-color/fair-isle knitting, and I was really happy with how it came out. My tension was pretty even (there are a few tight spots), and the chunky yarn made it go quickly. I'd highly reccomend it for anyone who wants to try two-color knitting, but is a little scared (as I was).
I intend to make the hat again, in colors that are a little more fun.( Collapse )
More info is at my blog