November 26, 2014

Customized Custom Fit

A while back my daughter/in house model asked for a sweater that was cropped with a cowl neck.  I had some yarn she had picked out for another sweater using Ultra Alpaca Fine (what was I thinking with that weight yarn for a sweater).

I took her measurements, plugged them into Custom Fit then we created.  Since there isn't a cowl option or a cropped option, we had to improvise.  She also wanted really long sleeves.  Let me tell you, knitting this was a labor of love.

You can't see it but there is a cable detail on the side seams - I knit this seamlessly which was perfect.  To get the cowl option to work, we did a boat neck with a bit of a scoop.  Then I did the ribbing and increased here and there and also increased the needle sizes from a 5 to an 8 working up as I went along.  The whole thing was knit on 3's.

No sooner than it was block, she had styled it and it was worn to school - her own customized Custom Fit.  Quite a success.

November 24, 2014

Made My Day

I was trolling Facebook and saw this!  It totally made my day!  Berroco featured my hat!

November 7, 2014

Do You Like My Slouchy Hat?

The other day while I was in the car knitting, I found the free pattern I had grabbed was missing a very important chart.  I had a skein of Berroco Vintage (leftover from my son's college blanket) and wanted to knit.

So I opened up my Goodreader and found one of my patterns called Do You Like My Hat? and decided to rewrite it for worsted weight yarn (it is a sport weight pattern).  I also decided to make it less of a beanie and more slouchy.

Thus is born - Do You Like My Slouchy Hat? pattern!  I think I actually prefer it to the first one - Berroco Vintage makes it soft and wonderful and slouchy.  It comes in two sizes and is available on Ravelry.

Lastly, I might be quiet for a little while as I am recuperating from bunion surgery - it makes it hard to sit in front of the computer for long periods of time.  However, it is conducive to knitting - I have a design I'm working on...stay tuned!