11 December 2010

Pattern: Snowstorm

Snowstorm is a simple colorwork cowl that transforms into a hat when the drawstring is pulled tight! The colorwork makes this cowl-hat extra warm for the chilly winter days.

Snowstorm - $2.00 on Ravelry (no account required)

Size: Adult

Yarn Requirements: Knit Picks Merino Style (100% merino, 123 yds per 50g skein): 1 skein each of hollyberry and fog/ 123 yards (112.5 meters) each of two contrasting colors

Needles: US 6 circulars, 16" (40" if you prefer magic loop), two US 3 dpns

Gauge: 21 stitches x 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch

Snowstorm is a versatile and cozy piece of knitted goodness. Perfect for Christmas and sure to keep your loved ones warm. Enjoy!

01 December 2010

it's a mystery!

.. but not for long!

I decided to try my hand at designing. Why not? I asked myself.

I love knitting. When I'm not doing it (rare) then I'm thinking about it, thinking of ideas, thinking about my next project (even though I have a shameful number of WIPs), and as ever examining people's sweaters, hats, etc. and thinking ooh, I could make that!

It has been a joy so far and I hope to share it with you soon :o)
Ooh, and another plus is that this is a Christmas gift for my aunt! Two birds, one stone.

How is your holiday crafting going?