Thursday, December 20, 2007

Jazz Sleeves (with Thumb Hole)

Katiebeans made these simple sleeves with thumb holes, which are great for fall days. They are the same width throughout. Katiebeans used dc with turns for the ribbed look with a stitched seem and 2 rounds sc on either end. Super easy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Candy Gossamer Beret

For this slouchy beret, Katiebeans used a pattern for beginners that is very similar to the pattern she first learned years ago to make blankets. Essentially, this beret is continuous rounds of 3 dc in 2 ch sps. After it reached size, Katiebeans did rounds with intermittent dc2tog and sc2tog, finishing with several rounds of sc.
Katiebeans used 2 skeins of alpaca yarn. When she shops for yarn she likes to call it, "alopecia," which makes her look really hip and yarn-savvy in front of the KnitNY employees.

Mossy Beret

Yay, Mossy Beret!

Katiebeans used a fellow blogger's pattern to make this beret out of super chunky yarn. She used a biggo 8MM hook. The pattern, unfortunately, had some mistakes. Katiebeans followed it to a T (for the first time ever with a pattern), but found that the author must have meant 2 ch sp instead of 2dc, which seemed logical. Using this correction, Katiebeans's design came out as planned. However, since she already contacted this blogger about her sweater design, Katiebeans doesn't want to seem like a stalker by contacting her again about her mistakes.