Blocking. I have to be honest, the reverse stockinette-ness of this sweater was trippy. Seaming underarm openings, picking up stitches, attaching a pocket – we are all used to doing those things on knits, not purls. The biggest mistake I might have made was knitting the sleeves, in the round, as knits, inside out. Now that they’re turned outside in, they have divots where my two circs met, and seem to fold in on themselves. Cursing myself for my “clever” shortcut. Will they block out? Only time will tell! #weelevenwick
There’s a new pattern available in my Ravelry Store – Hexathrow!
Hexathrow is a throw made out of hexagons which are knit individually, and then seamed together. Each hexagon is worked in the round from the cast-on edge to the center. The project is easily portable, and chunky yarn in beautiful colors makes the knitting fly by. Arrange the hexagons in whatever pattern you like! Throw in a few extra skeins for a hexablanket!
All the pattern details are below, but here’s the quick link to get the pattern, if you’re so inclined!
Skill level: intermediate. Skills needed: working in the round, decreases and increases, and seaming. The edging is simple crochet.
Both chart and written instructions are provided.
- Berroco Vintage Chunky, 52% acrylic/40% wool/8% nylon, 3.5 oz (100 g) and 136 yds (124 m) per skein, 2 skeins of each of the following (10 skeins total): 6192/Chana Dal, 6121/Sunny, 6123/Blush, 6167/Dewberry, 61176/Fuchsia.
- Scraps of superwash sock yarn in similar colors, for seaming hexagons together. You will need approximately 1 yd (1 m) per hexagon, 25 yds (23 m) total.
Each hexagon requires approximately 37 yds (34 m) or 1 oz (28 g) of Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn; each skein of Berroco Vintage Chunky is enough to knit 3.5 hexagons.
- The blanket with the edging is approximately 37” (94 cm) wide and 34” (86 cm) high.
- Each hexagon has 4” (10 cm) sides, and is approximately 7” (18 cm) side-to-side, and 8” (20 cm) point-to-point.
17 sts and 20 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, knit in the round.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
- US 10 (6 mm) knitting needles, in your choice of style for knitting small circumferences in the round
- G/4.5mm crochet hook
- Darning needle, stitch markers
It didn’t take me long at all to finish this Silverfox Bonnet, which is the third I’ve knit.
The project details are exactly the same as the first two bonnets I knit – same size, same needles, same yarn. The colorway of this bonnet is called Modern Fair Isle – I knit it with leftovers from Sonya’s poncho. But this bonnet is not for Sonya; it’s for a little baby girl born a few weeks ago. I hope she will enjoy wearing it this winter!