This is yet another sweater I’d totally knit for myself if I had more patience for longer projects. As it is, though, this Blythe sized cardigan knits up quite quickly and suits us short-attention-span folks very well.
Ding ding ding (not really) went my knitting needles making this hat that I totally love. I designed it to have a really luxurious-feeling ribbed brim, which can be folded up if you wish or worn as is if you prefer it that way. For some reason a generous brim really adds a feeling of quality to a hat!
In the same spirit, I also designed it to include a cable braid pattern that feels deluxe. It’s not complicated and the pattern can easily be memorized, but the result looks more complicated than that, I think.
Who doesn’t need a power cable? I need multiple power cables to make it through the day (ridic, maybe, but true) and here is one more that I definitely need to make it through the winter.
My goal for this hat was to make something warm and stylish but still relatively simple. I think I was successful!
There are four cable sections around this hat, with luscious cozy purls in between. The cables begin right at the brim, which I think lends it an elegant look. You can change up your look by wearing it with a cable at your forehead, or one on either side.
Best of all, the yarn used to make this hat is so cozy and warm and perfect for the winter weather we know is coming.
The HPKCHC Divination prompt for February was to make something inspired by one of the colors associated with the four houses at Hogwarts. I chose Lapis Lazuli, so I could use up some more of this lovely blue bamboo/wool yarn.
I think they turned out quite well! I’m pleased with these very spread out cables, since they work well with a longer glove like this.
This yarn is also super-duper soft, so these will be very comfy to wear.
Cables! I am so hooked on cables! I blame Sam. Thanks a lot, Sam! I mean, really, THANK YOU! I’d forgotten how much fun cables are, and how much I love the look of cabled knits.
This yarn is fun because it has a little bit of sparkle in it. Given Susan‘s love of glitter and all things sparkly, I thought this would be a perfect addition to her newly-needed winter wardrobe.
She mentioned recently that she had forgotten what 14F feels like, and I have the feeling that in the days since she has experienced even colder temperatures or at least windchills. Hopefully this will keep her ears warm while helping her feel sparkly!
In honor of being selfish once in awhile, I made a stash-buster project for myself earlier this week.
These wristlets are made from some really luxurious yarn and I adore the colorway. I was also inspired by Sam to make something with cables, since it’s been quite some time since I had done.
The pattern originally called for five cables total, but I added an extra so they’d be just a wee bit longer. I made the small size, which is just about perfect for me. I would cast on a few extra stitches the next time, or use a slightly (but not a whole lot) looser cast-on. My bind-off is always on the loose side, so that was just fine. The pattern has separate instructions for each side (cables in one direction for the left, and in the other direction for the right) but I forgot and made two identical cuffs. I didn’t care enough to frog the one cable I’d already completed when I realized it, though, and I’m fine with them being the same.
Look at that beautiful color pattern! This yarn, it’s just gorgeous.
This last photo comes closest to capturing this really beautiful colorway.