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!
This week I stumbled on an awesome website through another craft pattern blog post. It has HUNDREDS of old craft patterns for knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, and the list goes on……
It’s the Antique Pattern Library compiled by New Media Arts, Inc.
The booklets on this website contain antique patterns, some published as early as the 1800s, with links to download the complete booklet in .pdf form (for free)! I have loved looking through some of these pattern books. I think it’s fascinating to see the old styles and fashions, as well as the cover artwork.
How awesome is this Irish crochet coat from this booklet? Can you imagine wearing it as “everyday” clothing?
I hope you enjoy this trove of patterns – they will certainly keep you busy!