Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Trying New Things

I'm trying out a new pattern from the book, Last Minute Gifts. I'm finishing up a cup holder with Universal Yarn's Classic Worsted Tapestry, Sunrise. I love the Southwest colors.
I also purchased a new purple loom from Knifty Knitter. It's got more pegs than the green adult hat loom for a closer weave. I'm using a skein of Universal Yarn's Deluxe Chunky Concord Tweed in Midnight and a skein of Deluxe Chunky in Strip Light Yellow. The Yellow is such a bright accent with the tweedy colors of the Midnight. Both yarns are very soft and will make a warm hat. Pictures to be posted later. I'm posting the pattern here as I work it up:

Tweedy Bee Hat
Cast on all 48 pegs with Deluxe Chunky Concord Tweed in Midnight. The pattern for the first two inches is K, P, K, P, etc.
It always helps me to number the pegs with a magic marker so that if I need to set the loom down, I can remember where I was (with this hat, odd numbers are K stitches and even numbers are P stitches).

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