Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quick and Easy Gloves

After posting about my new favorite hat I decided to make a pair of snazzy gloves to go with it! 
They hardly took any time at all and where very easy.  I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, one ball was enough to make the hat and these gloves and still have some left over. :)

On U.S. size 10 1/2 dpns CO 25 sts (for medium sized hands)

Row 1-10: Knit
Row 11: K11, pm, m1, k1, m1, pm, knit remaining sts (11)
Row 12 & 13: Knit

Row 14: k11, m1, k3, m1, sm, k
Row 15 & 16: Knit

Row 17: k11, m1, k5, m1, k
Row 18 & 19: Knit

Row 20:  K11, m1, k7, m1, k
Row 21 - 24 knit

(top of thumb gusset)
Row 25: k11, BO 9, k remaining sts (14)

Row 26 - 29: Knit
Row 30: BO

For smaller or larger hands you may want to subtract or add sts to the CO depending on your size.

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Hat :)

This is the first hat that I've knit that I can honestly call a success!  I've knit other hats following different patterns all of which claiming to be super easy and yet none of them worked out right for me.  This pattern really was super easy and fast!  I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, so it's nice and soft, and so comfy. :)

I'm so happy with how this piece turned out, it fits great and I love how it looks.  The pattern is from Bohoknits:  "Mountain Nights Toque."  She has a list of free patterns on her blog and also some for sale on Etsy.  Her "Wilted Warlock Hat" also looks like something I must try. :)

Coffee approves. 

See ya later!