I’m finally ready to share two of my latest knitting projects, a knitted “Helmet Hat” from a Vogue Knitting pattern and a knitted “Backseat Passenger Cowl” from a free Amy Castillo pattern on Ravelry.
I used size 8 circular knitting needles and 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Mink Brown.
I followed the pattern as written, but modified the side pieces slightly. As the pattern was written, I thought they would be too tall and floppy.
Here’s what I did:
After the textured rib pattern repeat, work row 1 again.
Next row: K1, p2 *ssk, p2* repeat from * to *, end with k1. 25 stitches total.
Next row: P1, k2tog, *p1, k2tog* repeat from * to *, end with p1. 17 stitches total. Bind off.
I used size 8 circular needles and 2 skeins of Lion Bran Wool-Ease in Mink Brown.
I followed the pattern as written except for 2 minor things: I casted on 144 stitches instead of 157 and I added 1 additional knit & purl round repeat.
I love how this pattern is reversible! Each side has a different look due to the number of purl stitches. One is a bit chunkier.
Visit my Ravelry projects page to see these and more of my projects!
I love fall. It’s one of my favorite seasons! (I really do love them all, but I’m not a fan of the hoooot summer days). With pumpkin EVERYTHING, what’s not to love? My favorite pumpkin food would be a pumpkin pie, made with a fresh pie pumpkin, and real whipped cream. A truly unique pumpkin food I tried recently was pumpkin ravioli with browned butter and sage. Yum!
I was inspired by all the fall decor I had seen in different stores recently. And on Pinterest. I decided to make a wreath from various picks, pumpkins, and gourds I gathered from my favorite craft stores.
This is the result!
Here’s the burlap bow I made! It was simple and easy. I used wire-edged burlap ribbon.
And, a close up of my favorite gourd.
I had big plans to crochet a lacy scarf I found on Ravelry.
As it grew, I decided it would be better if it were a table runner.
It was a little too wide to be a scarf, partly due to the yarn I chose. So, what began as a frilly scarf became a perfectly sized ivory table runner.
I used the Tours Scarf pattern on Ravelry, with a few alterations:
- Size B crochet hook
- Artiste #8 Crochet Cotton, in Ivory, 5 balls
- For the foundation chain, chain 79 instead of 112. The pattern will repeat as written over those stitches. Repeat the pattern until piece measures close to 51 inches in length, not stretched.
- On the last round of the edging, I didn’t follow the pattern as written. Instead, I worked a sc in each of the dc’s and the sc’s of the previous row. And, I chained above all of the chains of the previous row. So, the last row of the runner went something like this: *sc, ch, sc, ch* repeat.
Finished size: 12″ x 52″
Have you ever changed your plans for a project part of the way through?