Firstly, Merry Christmas all 🙂
I’m off work now for a week! So very excited to have some knitting time 🙂 My knitting speed has increased and hoping to be able to get some decent knitting in.
So my Christmas eve knitting spree saw me finishing off the swirly hat I brought at the knitting and stitching show. I brought the hat and the pattern from Trim Wool Shop.
Yarn: Katia Azteca
Pattern: Spiral Azteca Hat & Scarf. (I just did the hat).
So before you look at the picture… I was under the impression from the mock up at the show that this pattern was meant to fit an adult…
I was meaning to knit Lily a new hat… So at least that is one problem solved! I used the rest of the yarn to knit Lily a quick stocking stitch scarf – with a hole in it so you can pull one end of the scarf through so it does not need to be wrapped around her neck.
I then used the remaining yarn to crochet some additional lines onto a scrap crochet blanket I’m working on. The yarn was really nice to knit and crochet with. Honestly, I’m not entirely sure on the die mix – there is too much colour mix and it doesn’t seem to have a specific theme.
Pattern Suggestions I’d make:
- Either add an edging stitch to the side that won’t be pulled together make the hat -currently the edge doesn’t look fantastic. OR pick up stitches at the bottom once it’s been completed to make a border.
- Possibly rework design with DPN’s. It might make the shape of the piece a little more regular and predictable. Might also make it easier to size the hat as you’re knitting it.
I would look at getting this brand of yarn again if I had any chunky crochet projects – it’s was lovely to crochet with.
To finish – here’s a cute picture of Lily under the Harry Potter blanket I knitted her for Christmas.
That’s all from me today… Currently knitting Lily a sparkly jumper!
Love to you all, Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting