Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WIP dangerously close to completion

Nearly there.....
After all that work to make a horizontal cabled border panel, I undid it. It didn't hang right and it was too heavy for the poncho.
So I simply knitted 6 rows of garter stitch and I'm now adding the tassels.
I even cut through the border to try to get it to hang right, and it must have taken 10 or more tries to get the front point right. Oh well, it was all good experience.

I am particularly pleased with the hood and its tassel. But I don't have a pic of that yet.
Maybe it will be a FO this Friday!

Find more WIPs on Wednesday here

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Next WIP Hat

Here is the next hat. This one was supposed to be blue, but it appears there is only one section of the blue in the whole ball of yarn. I cheated and cut out a couple of stripes of yarn so I could use the blue, which is the colour the recipient wanted.

The finished article will look similar to this one. 

This is the yarn chosen by my friend, so you can see why I needed to get some blue in there..!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Matching mitts

Finished the mitts to match the hat....

And enjoyed knitting with this unusual yarn so much that I agreed to make another hat for a friend, in a different colourway. 
It's Patons Landscape, which appears to be discontinued. My next hat will be in this colourway