I was relatively restrained this week, and only cast on one new project — and a small project at that! I’m making an Everdeen Beanie (from the Weekend Hats book). If you compare my brim and most-of-first-repeat photo (below) to the pattern photos, you will see I’ve made some mods. First and foremost, I opted for a 1×1 twisted rib (instead of 2×2 rib), because twisted rib is tidier (especially for loose knitters like me) and 1×1 rib flows into the body pattern better (IMHO). I had to do the first row of the pattern just a little different, in order to make everything flow just right — I’ll post full details when I finish the hat.
Happy Monday! Time to look back at the previous week’s recently added knitting patterns on Ravelry and pick a few favorites.
This hat is pure loveliness — beautiful swoopy leaves in an overlapping pattern that pleases me. Slouchy hats keep me warm without crushing my hair, which puts them high on my “to-knit” list.
Second Pick: “Jaiozi (Dumplings)” by Dale Hwang (FREE!)
Mmmmmm, Peking Ravioli! Pan-fried, please. Cannot resist this knitted dumpling pattern.
Third Pick: “Lobster Beanie Hat” by Christine Grant ($4.25)
Since I am a New-Englander, I had to include this hat on my Ravelry Monday list. What’s not to love about a bright red beanie with a lobster on top?