Tag Archives: Knitted

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!

 

Advertisements

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!

wp-1482959741523.jpg
The Force Awakens hat, the finished article.  A bobble is optional (I went without!)