Don’t you just love cables? I sure do! I have no idea why either. I’ve made the Plaits and Pines hat before, so you may have seen it already in my Ravelry projects. That time I held yarn double, but never again for cables. It made things more fidgety and slowed me down a little too much. Cables already slow a project down enough – ThankYouVeryMuch. The wool is Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK ($32 a skein!!! – crazy, but it feels like buttah in yer hands) in the color Glacier and there are 2 extra repeats to the body to make it a slouch. So the body measured 7.5 inches in the DK yarn.
This time I did a removable Pom, for easy washing. The way I make it removable, is just to keep the long piece of yarn used to secure the pm, don’t cut it – then pull each one of these pieces down through the hat in different places and tie with a tight bow inside. Untie the pom before washing, as poms often become a mess in the wash. That’s it.
What a GREAT free pattern! I had no idea how I could use up just 1 skein of bulky, and this turned out perfect. Mine is Malabrigo Mecha in Piedras. Love the many colors in this colorway, but how it’s not overwhelming. The buttons were found at Joann’s and what a deal at $3.00. Come on cold weather! Fat chance in Florida.
Well, I did it. I finally made a toy and I am in LOVE with her. She traveled with me to visit family in Dublin and she’s hoping to go again in March. She was a pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits and I am sure I’ll be making her some cousins.
This project was part of Christmas in July at a local LYS called Sheep Thrills. The yarn and details are all here on my Ravelry project page.
Now for some pictures….
This pattern is the Holey Cocoa! by Silvia da Silva which is my go-to for having an ‘around the town’ project in my purse. I added a little bit of width to it, because I love it as a wrap or scarf. The yarn is Gina that I found while traveling.
This was a fun pattern and by the time you’re bored, you get to do some garter for speed, the the edging begins! Yarn held doubled throughout to try to have a thicker shawl and use up some stash. See the yarn details here.
This is the Radiance Shawlette pattern and I made it once before, but it was so small that I knew I wanted to try it again – but larger. Last the kit used a slow color change yarn (beautiful) but it was just by a hair I was able to complete it with the one skein. The ones I’ve seem made with a few skeins are STUNNING! It’s a fun pattern, but the points are done individually, so the larger you go you’ll have quite a few of them to do and those ends to weave in. I personally have no issue with weaving in ends, for me it’s sort of fun. I’ve even done it for others who hate it. Crazy – I know.
So here’s the first one, a little too small….
And the larger one. A little less impressive as one color, but I like it.