I’ve been working on & off on this three panel (6 foot wide!) seascape in oils. It’s slow going with the drying time but I’ve been enjoying it. It’s really different from the watercolors I’m used to working with.
. . . wip video. If you’re interested in more posts like these you should follow my instagram account, @ekatearcher.
. . on the needles I have already casted off this red basketweave hat & have been working on this pink beanie (christmas knitting season !). I tried out the tubular cast on & absolutely love the finished edge it gives !
i’ve been knitting this hat for years & am finally releasing a pattern !
the sweet slouch is a super-quick knit in bulky yarn (alpaca or angora work best, something with drape !) & has a brim that works as a ribbon casing so that it always fits your head & doesn’t stretch out!
I’ve been making a bunch of little things here & there that aren’t really significant enough to have their own posts.
Clockwise from top left:
* a soft & slouchy hat
* my stats homework turned ballerina sketch
* deer decorations on my spanish notes
* a commissioned infinity scarf !
I’m proud to show you my newest hat design! This slouchy-braid cable hat is knit from ultra-soft merino wool (handpainted!) & knit in the round with a simple cable pattern. (The pattern contains both charted & written instructions).
Some more info:
To fit an adult woman
One skein Madelinetosh Merino- worsted weight. (210 yards a skein, you will have a (tiny!) bit left over).
US 6 and 10, 16” circulars
US 10 double pointed needles
Stitch marker, yarn needle
17 sts and 19 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles.
The brim is worked in a twisted rib that keeps everything neat & pretty.
The decreases come together into a little star at the crown.
I’ve got a couple of finished projects done, but I still need to take pictures! So for now, here’s the hat I’m working on (size 2 needles! It’s taking forever). It’s a pattern that I’m working on.
And the finished product of the watercolor I wrote about last time.
I’m spending my holiday working on Christmas gifts. (I always wait until the last minute…)
First, I’ve been knitting these gossamer infinity scarves like crazy. I’ll have a whole stock of them by the end of the year.
Another awesome gift: I’ve been making these “heartwarmers” that you can put in the microwave for a few seconds & put in your coat pockets to keep your hands warm.
Next up, a panda hat that I’ve knit a million times and written up a pattern for. But this one was for a 5-month-old. I got a picture of her in it later & it was beyond adorable.
Finally, a pair of flip-top mittens that were commissioned. They were loosely based off ofPurl Soho’s pattern, but I modified it because 1. they were huge! and 2. I hate reverse stockinette.
Size 10 (U.S.) 16″ circular needles and dpns
Skein of “Angel Hair” yarn.
Crochet hook (optional)
3.5 stitches per inch
CO 5 sts onto one dpn.
Row 1: *kfb, k until last stitch, kfb*
Row 2: knit all stitches
Repeat these two rows until there are 13 stitches on the needle. Continue in garter stitch (knitting all stitches) until piece measures 3.25″
Cut yarn leaving 6″ tail.
Repeat for second earflap.
Slip stitches from one earflap onto circular needles. Attach yarn and cast on 19 stitches (loosely!) using the knitted cast on. Knit on second earflap. CO 14 sts and place marker for the beginning of the round. Join in the round (being careful not to twist) And work garter stitch border (k1 row, p1 row) for two inches. (Or to taste)
Work stockinette stitch (knit every row) for four more inches.
Round 1:*K7, K2tog* around.
Round 2:*K6, K2tog* around.
Round 3: *K5, k2tog* around.
Round 4: *K4, k2tog* around.
Round 5: *K3, k2tog* around.
Round 6: *K2, K2tog* around.
Round 7: *K1, K2tog* around.
Round 8: *K2tog* around.
Cut yarn leaving a six inch tail, thread through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.
(optional: single crochet border around edge of hat in contrasting color.)
(Braids: Cut 6 pieces of 24″ long yarn. thread through the end of the earflap until folded in half. Divide into three sections and braid until 2″ of unbraided yarn remain. Tie knot and trim edges. Repeat on other side.)
Thanks Cheschiire! (http://www.youtube.com/user/cheschiiire)
This hat is very easy, the main stitch pattern is only 4 rows (and one of them repeats) so it is easy to memorize.
2 skeins suri merino (or other worsted weight yarn)
Size 8 16″ circular needles
Size 8 dpns
Stitch markers/spare yarn.
9 sts. per two inches
Twisted Rib: *k one through the back loop, p1* around
Mini Cable: K2tog, leaving both stitches on the needle, knit first stitch again and remove both stitches from left hand needle.
C2F: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to front of the work. K2, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C2B: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to back of the work. K2, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
– CO 80 sts. Join in the round (being careful not to twist) and place marker.
– work in twisted rib for 3 inches.
– *K1, kfb* around. (120 stitches)
– Increase 6 more stitches evenly around. (*K20, kfb* around) (126 stitches)
1.*p1, k2, p1, k6, p1, k2, p1* around
2.*P1, mini cable, p1, c2F, k2, p1, minicable, p1* around
3. Same as row one
4.*P1, minicable, p1, k2, c2b, p1, minicable, p1* around
-Repeat these four rows until work measures 9 inches from cast on edge. End with a row 1.
-*P1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p1* around
-*P1, k1, p1, c2b, p1, k1, p1*
-*slip 1, k2tog, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, slip 1, k2tog, psso*
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.
As it starts to get colder I feel the need to start Christmas gifts. My dad always wants a fold up brim hat, and I’ve finally got the perfect pattern down so I thought I’d share.
What you Need:
~Size 8 (US) 16″ circular needle and DPNs
~1 skein Ultra Alpaca or similar yarn
~A stitch marker
~A cable needle
C4F = Slip 2 stitches to cableneedle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cableneedle.
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch.
Cast on 100 stitches. Work in 1×1 rib for 2.5″
1+3.for the first 16 stitches: *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1* p1, k4, p1 *k1,p1,k1,p1,k1* knit to end of round.
2.for the first 16 stitches: *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* p1, k4, p1 *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* knit to end of round.
4.for the first 16 stitches: *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* p1, C4F, p1 *p1,k1,p1,k1,p1* knit to end of round.
Repeat these four rows for 7.5″ (or longer, depending on what the recipient would like. When in doubt always knit longer, a
too long hat can be folded up but a too short one is useless) ending with a row 4.
Crown Decreases (switch to dpns when necessary):
1. *work 8 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
2. Work one row plain as established. (work seed stitch in the panels and stockinette stitch everywhere else.)
3. *work 7 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
4. *work 6 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
5. *work 5 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
6. *work 4 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
7. *work 3 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
8. *work 2 stitches as established, k2tog* around.
9. *work 1 stitch as established, k2tog* around.
10. *k2tog* around.
Thread yarn through remaining stitches, weave in ends, and fold up the brim.
The perfect guy-gift hat.