I've recently finished a fingering weight version of my Yahara Shawl and have updated the pattern with the new sizes and yarn requirements (the original was in sport weight). I made my test version using Sundara FSM in Graphite (grey) and a limited edition blue/green/grey Music of the Night. This silk blend is a dream to work with and very soft to wear.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I have two new patterns to share with you today. Both are great for spring knitting.
This shawl is knit using two skeins of sport weight yarn. I love the size and shape of the shawl; it is very wearable in a variety of ways: as a scarf, with a pin, or as a wrap. I lightly blocked mine and arranged the ripples into shape instead of pinning them. I used The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport in High Cotton and Vignette. Love this yarn! So snuggly.
Mini Roni Hat
This is the fingering/sock weight version of my Rib-a-roni and Bulky Roni hats. It is great for spring and fall. I used about half a skein on the large, so it would be a great scrap buster if you wanted to add a stripe or two. The pattern is written with 10 sizes.
Posted by Jane at 8:09 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I think the weather is a bit confused. Today is the first full day of spring and I was greeted by 0 degrees wind chill. Yikes! So, another Aran weight hat is in order. I'm in love with Aran weight hats, especially if they are in The Plucky Knitter's Primo Aran. This yarn is so lovely that I didn't want to let the leftovers from my Mendota and Monona hats go to waste. So, the Kegonsa Hat was born. Easy two stripe pattern with a bit of texture to give it some complexity. And, the squish factor is pretty awesome. I also wrote the pattern to be used with Worsted weight yarns. Or, you could do a single color (just ignore the directions to switch colors in the pattern).
Not only is the yarn wonderful, but I'm really liking the relaxed fit of the hat. Not too slouchy and not fitted like a beanie. Just right. Here's the neutral (Aran) version:
I even made it in some highly contrasting yarns (purple and berry pink worsted) and it looks pretty cute.
Pattern is now available in my Windy Prairie Designs shop on Ravelry and will be available in my Etsy shop as well.
Stay warm out there!
Posted by Jane at 6:10 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Winter is still hanging on around here, so a cozy hat or two is still needed. Aran weight yarn is a perfect match for the weather.
Monona Hat is a beanie-style hat with a stretchy rib pattern that gives a great fit.
Mendota Hat is a relaxed fit sort of hat; not a close fitting beanie, not quite a slouchy style. I love how it fits!
Both hats were knit in Aran weight yarn, which means they have about 175-200 yards/100g. They would look very nice in either a solid or semi-solid yarn. Perfect for a subtle hand-dyed yarn.
Posted by Jane at 7:51 AM
Monday, February 4, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I've been wanting to make a version of my Rib-A-Roni hat for bulky yarn for a long time. And, here it is! This sample is knit in the lovely The Plucky Knitter Bulky. Color is Peep Toes.
Available in 5 sizes: baby, child, small, medium, and large.
You can find it on Ravelry here.
Stay warm out there!
Posted by Jane at 4:58 PM