Thursday, September 30, 2010

Super Cute Headband

I'm in love with these Anthropologie headbands, but of course a knitter could never actually purchase such a thing! After studying them intently in the store (with the sales woman eyeing me suspiciously) it looks very do-able, (dare I say) maybe even easy! I think I just need to figure out the right gauge and then would knit three strips of stockinette stitch. Probably next I would bind-off each strip, then braid the three together. Then you would have to mattress stitch seam each one in order to ensure the whole thing doesn't come undone.

Hopefully I can post a pattern for this soon :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So True. { Even in knitting }

Friday, September 10, 2010

Diagonal Garter Stitch Blanket

Although I was undecided about this yarn at first, I finally chose to create this diagonal garter stitch blanket pattern and was fairly satisfied with the result. If you're looking for a really easy pattern that you can have a glass of wine and watch TV while you work, this is the blanket for you.

I used the pattern from the Lion Brand website here.

I used larger needles, at US 10.5, and only had 4 balls of yarn total. It's easy to make this bigger or smaller... once you get halfway through your yarn, make sure you have a multiple of 4 stitches on the needles (I think) and start the decrease row till the end.

The pattern is as follows:
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row.
Rep last row until you have 144 sts on needle.
Next (decrease) row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off.
Weave in ends.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another Cool Sweater

I'll have to keep an eye out for a similar pattern to this cute cardigan worn by Sienna Miller. Love the gray, the three-quarter sleeves and love the ribbing detail around the collar!