Looking for a fun beginner project using the stranded Fair Isle technique? This hat inspired by window from the movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) will give you a sampling of stitch designs using short and long spaces between colors so you can master all that "floating" along the back!
Materials: Needles: US Size 6 (4mm) circulars, 16 inch; one set of US size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian wool, worsted weight; 110 yards/50 gram ball) I skein each: Cloud, Brown Sugar and Firecracker Heather. (Uses less than a full skein of each of the 3 colors). Finished size is approximately 19 inches circumference. Fits comfortably on average sized adult head (22").
Indigo To-Go Accessory Bag
Sometimes you need a little pop of color in your day. Knit up this little bag and fill it with knitting accessories, cosmetics, colored pencils or keep all of your electronic power cords in one beautiful place. A quick knit using 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, lovingly hand-dyed in small batches with natural indigo on the site of a former indigo plantation near Charleston, SC, the bag features a Coin Cable detail which you can use sparingly or in large doses.
MATERIALS: 100% cotton, hand-dyed indigo or worsted weight yarn of your own color and choosing.! US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge; Cable needle; Crochet hook.
GAUGE: Approximately 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Want to add a zipper and/or a lining? It's easy and here's a tutorial to show you how! Add a Zipper and Lining
Simple Specs Eyeglass Case
Stockinette stitch, Seed Stitch, Basket weave…some of the fun things you can do when you combine knit and purl stitches, all in one handy Eyeglass Case! A great project for beginners who want to “Perfect the Purl.”
Size: Approx. 7” x 3”
Materials: Worsted weight yarn, less than 1 skein. Sample shown knitted with Sugar n’ Cream cotton.
US Size 8 (5 mm) needles
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
A feminine tri-color cap with dainty cables and lots of knit/purl variations to lend texture, inspired by a beautiful wee baby. Designed to be knit with 3 colors in the same family (pinks, blues, yellows; use what strikes your fancy!). Sized to fit an adult (22” head circumference).
US size 6 (4mm), 16” circular and US size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
24 sts = 4” in pattern in the round.
*LYDIA Yarns Comfort Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 220 yards per skein)
*KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110 yards per skein)
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