Sunday, March 15, 2009

Scrunchable Scarf 2 And The Jayne Hat (Yay!)

Some actual knitting content! Finally!

I finished the second Scrunchable Scarf that I started on my East Coast trip.

Blue Scrunchable Scarf Finished 1 Blue Scrunchable Scarf Finished 2

Pattern: Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne (free)
Yarn: Lionbrand Homespun in Lagoon
Needles: US 10, bamboo
Size: CO 17 sts. I used up the entire skein so it ended up being 7 ft. 5 in. long.
Made For: the gift stash

Blue Scrunchable Scarf Finished 3

I used to hate working with Lionbrand Homespun, especially since it has terrible stitch definition, but I really like how it looks in this pattern. And, I have to admit that the yarn is very soft and this scarf is so squishy! I've heard rumors that it pills and sheds, but I haven't seen it yet. Then again, I haven't really handled this scarf very much.

And finally, I present to you the Jayne Hat!! Woo!!

Jayne Hat Modeled 1
I'm excited.

Pattern: Jayne Cobb Hat by Dryope (free)
Yarn: Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Solids in Cherry Red, Bright Yellow, and a bright orange (I can't remember the exact name)
Needles: US 8 bamboo circulars (16 in.), US 8 plastic
Size: small
Made For: my shiny self :)
Modifications:
  • Work with yarn doubled
  • CO 80 sts in the round in orange.
  • K1P1 rib for 3 rows.
  • K for 2.5 in.
  • K for 3 in. in yellow
  • Decreased 10 sts each row (every 8, 7, etc... sts) for several rows (I don't remember the exact number.)
  • K2tog until ~10 sts left.
  • Picked up 22 sts for earflaps.
  • Stockinette for 4-5 rows.
  • Decreased 2 sts on each side every 4 rows.
  • Made a sad little pom pom out of too little yarn and accidentally layered the colors because I wasn't thinking ahead. Boo. (Lesson Learned - thread all yarn colors into the pom-pom-maker-discs at the same time, not one at a time!)
Well, it didn't turn out exactly the way I had pictured. It's a bit tight (I really don't remember my rationale for using US 8 needles because I'm already a tight knitter...) and the earflaps are way long, but I'm still really happy with it because I figure Ma Cobb wouldn't have freaked out if it wasn't perfect :D

That picture was taken at work today, which is where I finished it a few hours ago during some down time. I don't usually bring my knitting to work, because I don't think it's appropriate where I work, but I thought it'd be ok since it's Sunday and no one else is here :)

Yay :)

3 comments:

renee - twilli pie design said...

too cute!!! great job! :-)
I'm a SUPER NOVICE knitter. haven't really completed too many projects. (except an amigurumi bear for my son's girl-friend.)

Tigerlily said...

Well done! My daughter has a cottage industry knitting Jayne Cobb hats. She combined a couple different patterns. You did great, and got the colors right too. Ma Cobb would be proud. :o)

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