Monday, January 29, 2018

Knitting Finishes

I finished several knitting projects since last November but never shared them here on the blog.
The first was this pair of socks. It was my first attempt at Fair Isle knitting and I learned a lot from this project. The one thing I learned was that you really need to pay attention to the pattern. As you can see I used the pink yarn on two separate occasions when I should have used the black. Since these socks are for me I knew I could live with the error and be ok with it. I made sure to make the second sock correctly.

Yarns used:  Madelinetosh 100% Superwash Merino color Dirty Panther
                    Republic of Wool Fingering weight 75% Merino/25% Nylon
                    Color: Wonderland
Pattern is a free pattern in one of those pamphlets you get in the big craft stores, but I can't find it right now to give credit.

My next attempt at Fair Isle was this hat. It is so cute but it is too small for me. Since it was a super fast knit I think I'll rip it out and start all over again and make it bigger using larger needles.
The pattern is by Susan B Anderson and the yarns are 100% wool, worsted weight from Barrett Wool Company.

These socks were knit for my son. Made from Scary Monsters and Super Creeps yarn from Lush Knit. I think it's so cool that Amanda names all her yarns after song titles. This one is a David Bowie song title. The yarn is 80% Wool - Merino 20% Manufactured Fibers - Nylon / Polyamide Fingering weight.

Next up is this pair of socks that I knit for my grandson. I purchased the self-striping yarn while on vacation last fall in Montana.
Yarn used: Berroco Sox Yarn

These socks might be one of my very favorite knit projects. I love scrap quilts and have discovered that I love scrap socks, too. These socks were knit using all kinds of leftover yarn and they represent so many other socks that I have made for myself and others. 

The last project finished a few weeks ago is the Kobuk hat. I was so pleased to see the fabric that was created by using these two yarns together, held as one. The yarn made a soft, fuzzy fabric and is super warm.
Yarns used: Sweet Fiber Sweet Sock 80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; color "Riverbed
                    Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca; color Revel

I ordered a few faux fur pom poms from Amazon to top off the hat.

I was able to wear the hat this last weekend while we had a little getaway to the Central California coastal city of Cayucos. I just love it up there. We can walk on the beach with Martha the Labradoodle, drive into Paso Robles to enjoy olive oil or wine tasting and good restaurants, or relax by watching the elephant seals in Cambria.


Melody A. said...

Love all your creations, gorgeous socks!! and hats! yours looked just right on you. beautiful scenery pictures, lucky woman! take care from Iowa

Christine said...

Great knitting and beautiful beach pictures. I love the idea of the oddment socks, they're such fun!

Unknown said...

They're all gorgeous, Di. You look great in the hat!

Robby said...

That's some pretty impressive fair isle for a first go. And I love those patchwork socks. The perfect weekend around the house socks.

mascanlon said...

Such pretties! You really are one of the most productive people I know!