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Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Patterns

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have two new patterns for sale in my Ravelry Store.

Simply Rustic
and Wisconsin Ave.

Both patterns are designed to be quick and easy to do. Perfect for relaxation knitting or the beginner starting to learn. They both have simple stitch patterns of either color work or a simple rib designed of knit, purl, and seed stitch.

Simply Rustic
Measurements: For a 20" Circumference head.
4 sts = 1"
#7 dpn, set of 5
Worsted Weight yarn. Any two colors will do. 100-150 yards of the main color, 50- 75 of C.O. color.

If you want a hat that is not only warm, and cute, but also quick to knit, this is it. It took me a little under 2 days to knit this. The simple color work adds such a simple interest to the hat to make it easily adaptable to any attire. This would work in a hand spun yarn very easily and not only show off the yarn, but show off the color work.

It can be made in a variety of colors, if one so chooses, for each section of the color work. Or it can be kept to only two colors. And being knit from wool, this hat assures warmth, protection from water, and beauty.

I've included notes in the pattern for how to work with color work on this hat. There's no twisting of yarns here, only straight knitting for color work learning.

Detail of color work.

Wisconsin Ave.
Measurements: 22" Circumference
Gauge: 5 sts = 1"
Needle: #4 16" circular needle, or needle that will give you the correct gauge
Yarn: Sport weight wool. Telemark from Knitpicks in Colonial Blue, 103 yards/ 100% wool, 2 skiens

The beauty about this pattern is not only is it a quick knit, but it looks very sophisticated and "smart" looking. It goes well with the business suit and formal dress of a professional person and can be adapted to the jean jacket for hiking in the woods.

Being a rib pattern it can fit close to the neck and face to hide the nose on cold mornings in the winter, but can also be pulled down to relax and "slouch" for a more relaxed look. Simply shape it bake into place and it will form back to it's conforming shape.

It's a heavy knit (warm) so there's no escape of precious body heat. Also, being a simple knit, you can make one of a different color to suit each jacket in little time. I'm afraid I'll have to make more for my mother who's taking a liking to it! :D

Detail of work.

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