It rained a cold rain yesterday. This meant lots of time for finishing.
Zach needed a new hat. I knit one that fit him well. I measured his head circumference: 22 and a quarter inches.
Lynette at the knit shop says you take 2 inches off that and do your gauge math. Mine was 4 stitches per inch. So I cast on 22inches -2inches,
or 20inches times 4 stitches per inch for 80 stitches cast on.
I used a smaller needle size for the ribbing then switched up a size for the body.
I wanted it to slouch so the decreases at the top went like this:
Knit 3 knit 2 together.
Knit 2 knit 2 together.
Knit 1 knit 2 together .
Knit around .
Knit 2 together around and pull through.
It fit perfectly.
I used some lovely cascade 220 that Ellen sent me.
The hat is in Chicago Bears football colors.
Maybe it will bring them much needed luck!
Knitterbeader made blocking my fingerless lace gloves sound easy.
I soaked them and then laid them out, just patting them into shape.
I do think you can see the lace pattern better this way.
Thanks Knitterbeader. That was easy, and I love easy.
The pattern, by the way, Little Arrowhead Fingerless, is written so the thumb gusset is easily knit into the body of the glove.
My final finish of Friday, was the Nomad
baby pullover button work.
The sweater is true blue in the first picture,
and somehow washed out in the last picture.
The gift is going to a new mom whose baby will be named Bella.
Yesterday was very March like here.
I didn't like it one bit.
We actually turned on the heat.
Fall, come back!
I haven't even eaten a taffy apple yet.
Happy Weekend Blog Buddies