Friday, June 19, 2009

Argyle Boy

Today I finished up a pattern that I have been doting over for some time. It is an argyle patterned hat designed in sizes ranging from infant to child.

I openly admit that I am not the world's best stranded knitter. (Some people incorrectly refer to this kind of colorwork as fairisle.) So far I haven't really been attracted to it. The patterns I usually like fall into the intarsia spectrum of color work, so I am not very practiced.

Argyle, however, is one of those patterns that I have always loved. So, I decided to chart out a very simple argyle pattern in two colors and make a boyish design from it. And besides, practice makes perfect, right?

You can find this lovely on my Etsy page, or on Ravelry if you're in the know.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Knit in Public Day 2009

What a great time we had on Saturday for Knit in Public Day 2009. A whole bunch of us converged upon Westerpark in Amsterdam to knit, bbq, eat, drink and carouse. Here are some photos to prove it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kintting for Boys

Knitting for boys can be boring. Mine seems to want something simple, not too flashy, and with plain colors or stripes (and of course skulls, but we can't adorn everything we wear with skulls now can we). This means stockinette, garter stitch, or some simple stitch pattern that is monotonous, and seemingly never-ending.

Then again, once you get something that mindless on the needles, it seems to fly off in record time. Especially if you've got a Stitch n Bitch to bring it to.

This little number was made in approximately 4 days start to finish and the little lad wore it proudly to school on the 5th day exclaiming to his teacher "Het is net klaar!" (It is just finished!)

For the knitting nerds:
Top Down, in the round, Cascade 220, size 7/8 US size 4.5/5 mm metric. Less than 3 skeins total.