power cables

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.

Power Cable Hat

My goal for this hat was to make something warm and stylish but still relatively simple. I think I was successful!

Power Cable Hat

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.

Power Cable Hat

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.

Power Cable Hat

The Power Cable Hat pattern is awaiting your clicks at Etsy, LoveKnitting, Ravelry, and Craftsy.

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FO Friday: Mittens!

This winter has been fairly chilly, though not as painfully cold as last year (so far, *knock on wood*, etc). Still, the supposedly super-warmly-lined gloves I got this season have not been cutting the mustard so I decided to finally knit myself some mittens. I’m so glad I did!

Purple Mittens

I actually made two pairs of these mittens so I could use the second pair as a lining for the first. I altered the patterns slightly to make the inner pair just a hair smaller and it worked really well.

Purple Mittens

This pattern is really easy to use and the formula/chart layout is a nice way of laying out a multi-size pattern like this. There were a couple of times when I found it a little confusing, but only mildly and it wasn’t difficult to figure out what was needed.

Purple Mittens

I’ve been wearing these for about a week now and I’m so pleased! They’re plenty thick and warm and my fingers no longer feel like they’re going to fall off during my drive to work in the morning. They are, for the record, a bit bulky for any kind of fine motor coordination, but I don’t really have much need of that while I’m out and about in the winter. If you rely on using individual fingers for tasks, a double-thick pair of mittens like this is not your best choice. I can handle my keys, though, and that’s all I need!

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