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November 21, 2008

Bamboozled Headband



So I started walking recently and discovered a need for something to cover my ears. Hats don't work since I have a large amount of hair that's usually up in a ponytail. Therefore I needed a headband.

It works really well, the only issue I have is that tying the ties without getting my hair all caught in them is a bit difficult. Once I got the thing tied once I just left it tied, much easier to deal with it already tied than trying to tie it every single time. It's also slightly on the light side, I'm making another one of my own devising that'll be thicker for colder weather.

The Stats...
Needles: 6's (4mm)
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed - colorway 148 (slightly less than half the ball)
Pattern: Bamboozled
Sizing: followed pattern
SPI: 6
Started: 11-20-2008
Finished: 11-21-2008

November 22, 2008

Chinese Waves Washcloth


This is the first of a series of washcloths I made for Christmas. They ended up as a big stack that relatives all picked from. And I got to try out a bunch of stitch patterns.

I like this one quite a bit, it does cool things to variegated colors. Really just followed the directions from the linked pattern.


The Stats...
Needles: 7's (4.5mm)
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream - colorway Beach Ball Blue (half a "super size" ball)
Pattern: Chinese Waves Dishcloth
Sizing: 8.75" by 8.5"
SPI: 5.2
Started: 11-22-2008
Finished: 11-22-2008

November 23, 2008

Bamboo Stitch Washcloth


Another Christmas washcloth... Did one extra knit stitch on either side of the washcloth for a bit of selvage, and k1, purl to last stitch, k1 on the wrong side.


The Stats...
Needles: 7's (4.5mm)
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream - Beach Ball Blue (half a "super size" ball)
Pattern: "tiny bamboo" stitch (#224 in Vogue Stitchionary v.1), co 44
Sizing: 9.25" by 8.75"
SPI: 4.75
Started: 11-22-2008
Finished: 11-23-2008

November 26, 2008

Garter Ridge Rib Washcloth


I think I must have done an extra stitch or two on either side as selvage, but I honestly don't remember. At least that's what the picture looks like.


The Stats...
Needles: 7's (4.5mm)
Yarn: Peaches & Creme - color #26, light blue (used 1.3 oz, slightly more than half the ball)
Pattern: Vogue Stitchionary v.1 #8, co 39
Sizing: 9" by 8.5"
SPI: 4.3
Started: 11-26-2008
Finished: 11-26-2008

November 28, 2008

Grecian Plait Washcloth


This is another one that seems to work really well with the variegated stuff. It looks very cool, however it does bias quite a bit to the left. The interchangeable circs were also really helpful. One size on either end of the cable, worked great.


The Stats...
Needles: 7's (4.5mm) & 10.5's (6.5mm)
Yarn: Lion Cotton - 214 Naturals and Denim (used 1.4 oz of 4 oz ball)
Pattern: Grecian Plait, Walker v.1 pg 131, co 42, 2 stitches of garter on either side
Sizing: 10" by 9.25"
SPI: 4.2
Started: 11-27-2008
Finished: 11-28-2008

November 29, 2008

Parallelogram Washcloth


I just about always use size 7's with this kind of yarn, but the pattern just did not look right. Went down a needle size and the whole thing tightened up and looked a lot better.


The Stats...
Needles: 6's (4mm)
Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream - sage green (used 1.4 oz of 2.6 oz ball)
Pattern: Parallelogram Check (Harmony Guides, 450 Knitting Stitches pg. 25), co 38, 4 rows of seed stitch at top and bottom, 4 stitches of seed on either side
Sizing: 9.75" by 9.25"
SPI: 4
Started: 11-28-2008
Finished: 11-29-2008

November 30, 2008

Slip Stitch Washcloth



The Stats...
Needles: 7's (4.5mm)
Yarn: Lion Cotton - 214 Naturals and Denim (used 1.7 oz.)
Pattern: Three-and-One Pattern (Barbara Walker v. 1 pg. 94), co 43, doesn't need any selvage stitches
Sizing: 9.5" by 9"
SPI: 4.5
Started: 11-29-2008
Finished: 11-30-2008

Color Changing Slip Stitch Washcloth


Slip stitch patterns just work so very well with alternating colors! It amazes me how different the stitch can look depending on how the colors change (or don't change.)


The Stats...
Needles: 7's (4.5mm)
Yarn: Peaches & Creme - Light Blue (0.9 oz) and Sugar 'n Cream - Softly Taupe (0.8 oz)
Pattern: Three-and-One Pattern (Barbara Walker v. 1 pg. 94) - changed color every two rows, co 43
Sizing: 9.25" by 8.5"
SPI: 4.5
Started: 11-30-2008
Finished: 11-30-2008

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