Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Friday, December 03, 2010

Hats & Lap Robes Yet Again - AKA Same Old, Same Old

More hat/scarf sets & a couple more lap robes.

The pattern for this hat came from the Lion Brand site a couple weeks ago. The Plum Perfect Hat. This is the second set I've made. The first one was in grey marl yarn & I forgot to take a photo before I donated it. I also missed a photo of a super bulky turquoise hat in biroche stitch, an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, that worked out quite well. The yarn was really thick and I think it would take at least four strands of worsted weight to duplicate it.

I've gone back to my design from a year or two back that combines knitting & crocheting to get the effect of Entrelac knitting without all the fuss. I love this aran yarn with the little flecks of brown & black.

Hat only so far as the solid black scarf is still on the needles. This is the same pattern as the hat above but I used rainbow colors for the rows of brick stitches. The side photo also shows how the ribbing is knit, then a switch to crochet & back to knit for the crown.

I had to depose Boomer from the rocking chair to get the lap-robes out so I could take pictures. As you can see, he followed his warm spot {lol}. This and the following one will be going to the Veterans' Hospital, but I think I'll run them through the washer & dryer first.

When I tried to take a photo of the second lap-robe, Boomer decided that it needed a little "artistic arrangement". It's enough like previous ones that I decided not to take another photo.

In other news, our Monday knitting class at the Sr. Center is going to attempt to tackle mobius scarves in January. I tried a mobius cast on that's a bit different from Cat Bordhi's that I found in an English knitting magazine. I may have twisted the joining as at this point it appears that I have stockinette on one side of the cast on & reverse on the other, therefore, I'm purling a few rows here & there so it may or may not look like I planned it that way. I'm working with a 36" needle and while the first couple rows were a little tense, the knitting is getting easier with each row. 40" circulars don't seem to be available locally unless I want to get Addi's and they're a bit pricy for my taste. I think I picked up this 36" circular at a garage sale a few years back for about $1.

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Blogger KnitNana said... with knitting redux!
Looks great!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Great projects! I'm a newbie to knitting and wish I could do more stitches than just the basic stitch.

Boomer seems to be full of "artistic flare"! I have two dogs that like to help me with my projects...if you consider snoring loudly helping.

4:45 AM  

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