Jul 8, 2014

Free pattern - Simply Chroma Hat

My new pattern for Simply Chroma Hat was published today on Craftsy and Ravelry for Free.
A very simple, straightforward hat - ideal for a beginner. This project requires only half of the suggested yarn skein. The remaining yarn could be used to make a pair of matching gloves, for example.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skills needed: Italian cast on method, k2tog
Size: One size fits most
Measurements: 12.5" (32 cm) tall, 9 3/4" (25 cm) wide when laid flat
Gauge: 25 sts x 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (396 yards (362 meters), 70% Wool, 30% Nylon), color name "Misty Morn", 0.5 skein 50 grams fingering weight yarn (CYCA 1).
US 4 / 3.5 mm 16" needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US 4 / 3.5 mm sock needles.
Stitch markers 8 pieces.
Tapestry needle.

Jul 1, 2014

The Making of the CHANEL Bicolor Cardigan

Machine knitting. It seems so easy, fast and neat. But there is something missing, something which makes hand knitted garment so special.