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Soft Early Fall Beanie

Soft Early Fall Beanie

Soft Early Fall Beanie

 

This beanie is made with the super bulky The Wool yarn from We are knitters.

(Any other bulky yarn could be used instead. Just make sure that the yarn you use is bulky and that the gauge is same as the pattern.)

Before you start, make sure that your yarn and your measurements are correct with the pattern. Start by making a tension swatch to control the gauge, knit using 15 mm needles a swatch and count your stiches. This beanie is knit back and forth using straight needles.

If you have more stitches than the required, then you should knit loosely, or use bigger needles. If you have fewer stitches then knit tighter or use smaller needles.

Remember, that it is ok if the measurements or tension are off a little, that beanie will look lovely anyway. Here is a link to a very good youtuber that can help if you still have problems.

*PDF pattern at the bottom of the page.

Size:

The circumference of the beanie is approx. 50-52 cm, it is quite elastic.

The beanie is knit in the size adult medium, for a larger size, cast on 2 stitches more (34 in total) at the start. For a slouchy beanie, cast on 4 stitches more (36 in total) at the start.

Gauge: 

In a 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch) square there are:

7 & 1/2 stitches & 9 & 1/2 rows.

What you need:

  • 1 (200 g) The wool from we are knitters. (you will use more than half)
  • 15 mm knitting needles.
  • A yarn sewing needle
  • Scissors

 

Ready? Let’s get started

 

Start

Cast on 32 stitches using any cast on method you like.

(For different sizes, se information under Size.)

Row 1:  * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 2: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 3: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 4: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 5: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 6: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Now you will continue is stockinet stitch, you knit one row, and purl one row.

Uneven rows will be purl, even rows will be knit.

Row 7- 24: Alternate between knit and purl rows.

 

*(For a slouchy hat, knit and purl until you reach 30 rows.)

Once you are happy with the length of your beanie rectangle, you will go on and finish it off and make it into a nice beanie.

Finishing

Cut the yarn at least 3 times the length of your knitting, approx. 90 cm (35 inches). Thread the yarn on the sewing needle and go through all the stitches on the knitting needle. Once all the stitches are of the knitting needle, pull on the yarn to tighten the top of the beanie and make a knot. Now sew through the length of the beanie to close it. Use any sewing method you like. (Click here for a video of a good seamless looking stitch.) When the sides are sewn together, fasten the yarn tail and enjoy.

 

Optional

Add a decorative label, pompom, tag or even a cute button to make your kitting more personal.

PDF pattern:  1 hour beanie pattern

Eveningstar Sweater

Eveningstar Sweater

Good wednesday everyone.

Perfect morning 🙂

A couple months ago I wanted to start knitting a sweater for my boyfriend, the weather was then still cold and the timing felt right. But then summer came, and went by and now, in the middle of the fall season, I have decided to finally finish I started and have it done before christmas. YAY.

Pattern -> click on picture.

The pattern is a free one that I found on Drops designs website, the best place to find nice and clear patterns, modern design and to top it all, every pattern on there is free. 🙂 (not an ad or a sponsored post, I just love Drops design) This pattern in perticular is made using karisma yarn, a 100 % wool blend that I then had not tried yet.

 

 

Since I stated working on this sweater, I have gone back and forth on how the graph and pattern should look like when it came to the stars on the front. My boyfriend is not a big fan of multicoloured and flashy designs, so I have been making some changes to the graph and adding some of my own twists.

Adding a cute twist, a sweet little robot on the bottom left part 🙂 I love it.

There is not that much left now, am working the front part of the sweater, then I’ll work the back, arms and assemble. Ok, I have a lot to do, but I think I am more than half way done.

Wish me luck. 🙂

Look, not much left… I think.
I added yellow to make it a bit more Sara 🙂
Knitting and wearing my own knit sweater made with Eskimo yarn from Drops.
Yarn, yarn YARN

Yarn, yarn YARN

Look how pretty 🙂

So I have been working very much lately and have had many ongoing projects at the same time, so the blog has been put on hold. But yesterday I wanted to test something new, and the results are so pretty I felt I had to post them on here.

Since I have been knitting and crocheting so much the last few months, my yarn stash is growing and changing all the time. Surrounded by pretty colours and soft yarn, I still felt that I wanted to make something unique and new. So, I tested dyeing my own yarn!!

 

I started with some white acrylic yarn that I had, using food dye and any tools I had at home I created these two beauties.

 

 

There was still so much dye left, so I also tested dyeing some white fluffy yarn I had. Look how pretty 🙂

So fluffy and cute.

Later on I wanted to dye the real thing, I use wool almost always, and if it wanted something that could be useful then I had to dye wool. What I had at home that I could spare ( friday night) was a gray 100% wool 50 g, which has some kind of a mixed colours effect. Very beautiful, gray white and black in a very gentle mix. I extracted a very nice green colour from some green cardamom I had at home and a red-brown colour from black beans. These colors, with some blue food coloring, citric acid and some effort became these three 🙂

These two colour ways could work together.

 

The last, and dare I say best skein the I dyed yesterday almost in the middle of the night, was this pretty cream merino wool I had.

My absolute favorite <3

For this, I used the green from the cardamom, pink food coloring and water. Am so happy with how they all tured out, I should have done thing a long tim ago. Now I still unsure about what to do with them, since I only have so little of each colour way, but looking at them will have to do until I know.

Note: always use gloves when mixing dye or working with the yarn, otherwise you will end up with stained red hands ( said from experience 🙂 )

Note: These picture are taken by me, and they have not been altered and no filter has been used