My latest crochet commision

My latest crochet commission was for hats for a couple of toddlers.  Their godmother had seen my Big Wool crochet hat and wanted something similar.

The flower is made with some scarp navy DK yarn. The hat is in Rowan big wool, using a 7mm hook

The pattern can be found here. Instead of a brim I crocheted a couple of extra rows and finished with a row of crab stitch

Knitting – slip stitch cardigan

Knitting – slip stitch cardigan….. I saw this pattern and just had to knit it.

Earhart by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton


It uses a combination of two yarns.  For mine I used Noro Kureyon for the variegated yarn and Rowan Cocoon for the plain yarn.

The cardigan is knitted throughout with knit and slip stitches which gives it is unique look.  to achieve the correct tension I had to go up to 8mm needles using 1 strand of each wool.  The body of the jumper is knitted in one piece up to the armhole shaping so my trusty Knitpro IC and one of my longest wires came into use.

Not 100% happy about the buttons but will sleep on it.

 

Intarsia Gloves

Just finished my first pair of gloves.

Knitted in the round on 4 needles (Knitpro) with stripes and intarsia.

Knit Noro Pattern book
Knit Noro Pattern book

Knitted in Noro Silk Garden sock wool and Rowan Pure Wool 4ply, the pattern was for 2 shades of Noro but I think they have come out OK using a plain and a variegated wool.  The pattern is also a Noro Pattern from the Noro Knits book.

Noro silk garden sock & Rowan pure new wool 4 ply intarsia gloves
Noro silk garden sock & Rowan pure new wool 4 ply intarsia gloves