Category Archives: Knitting

Cable Owl Coffee Cozy Project


Here’s a nice pattern to practice doing cables. You end up with a cute little coffee cup cozy where the cables make little owls.

Use a few buttons and some spare yarn to add the eyes and beaks.

This pattern came from another blog “My Knitting Basket“.

 

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Sherlock Wallpaper Cowl Knitting Project


This pattern came from “Professor-Fonz” on Ravelry: High-Functioning Cowl.

I’ve always loved the wallpaper design from the BBC TV Series “Sherlock”.  You can buy the wallpaper itself, but it’s pretty expensive!  This is a nice alternative to be able to create something to wear that has that same feeling.

This piece is knitted in the round using circular needles.  Towards the very end, I switched up to double-pointed needles as the number of stitches decreased.  In total, it took me 2 weeks or so, just working in the evenings and weekends.  Knitted in the fair-isle technique, which gave me plenty of time to practice getting my tension right.  The pattern suggests using cashmere yarn, however I just used regular double-knitting yarn.  The final item is probably slightly larger than the pattern describes, but I think it’s perfect!

 

Wonder Woman Jumper Knitting Project


Wonder Woman is awesome!  Why wouldn’t you want to be her?  She’s strong, independent, caring, and kicks ass!

This knitting pattern can be found for free on Ravelry by Natalie Bursztyn.

It took me about a month to complete, on evenings and weekends.  I actually did the entire back piece in one day!  Because I couldn’t put it down.  I did however do and undo the pattern across the bust probably about 3 times, just to get it right.  And I was experimenting with the techniques to do the colourwork.

The technique is not specified within the pattern, so you have to do what you feel is best.  I used the intarsia method for the larger blocks of pattern at the cuffs, bottom hem, and stars.  The bust pattern I ended up using the fairisle technique, as it left fewer holes and the tension could be kept more constant.

For my very first attempt at making a whole jumper/sweater – it’s not bad!  I’ll get tidier with practice.

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Knitted Star Wars Hat Project


I found a lovely pattern over at Ravelry for this Star Wars “The Force Awakens” hat.  I’ve not knitted in years, these days favouring my crochet!  But I thought I would give it a go and make one for my Dad for Christmas… and of course, one for myself!  Dad got a green one (not pictured) and I made myself a purple one.

I had also never knitted using circular needles, nor done any complex colour work before, so the entire thing was a bit of an experiment.  Overall, I’m really pleased with the outcome.  The pattern is free on Ravelry, so I’d recommend having a go for yourself!

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The Force Awakens hat, the finished article.  A bobble is optional (I went without!)