Thursday, February 21, 2013

Knitted Purple Faux Cable Hat + Tube Socks

This is an exciting post: not only am I busting my yarn stash, but I have knitted my first pair of socks!

I knitted myself a hat using the extra skein of Cascade 128 Tweed bulky weight yarn I had left over from my Pike Place sweater.

I used the free Giftie Slouchie Beanie pattern.

Total Cost: $5.49

 This hat took less than three hours to knit and used less than 128 yards of yarn. Best pattern ever? I could make a million of these.

For Christmas my mother bought me a sock knitting book, so I made my first pair of socks! They're the 4x2 worsted weight rib socks. 
I used Malabrigo Merino worsted weight yarn that I bought at the Fabric Place Basement in Natick, MA. 

Total Cost: $8.80

Doesn't that look amazing?
I originally bought a bunch of this yarn to use for a sweater because it looked so fabulous in the store. When I got home I looked on Ravelry and a ton of people said that this yarn pills something awful. I wasn't about to spend that much money and time on a sweater that was going to pill, so I returned all the yarn except for the skein that I unwound, and I decided to make a pair of socks.

They're wicked warm and they knitted up pretty fast. I could see myself making more socks in the future, for sure.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Knitted Pike Place

What can I say, I just love cropped sweaters.  This is the Pike Place pattern. I used Cascade 128 Tweed bulky weight yarn.

Total Cost: $32.15
  • Yarn: $27.45
  • Buttons: $4.70

I love this yarn.  I ordered it online from Webs.  It's too bad it's been discontinued. I went to the Webs store in Northampton, MA a few months after I bought this yarn and I picked up more Cascade 128 Tweed in two other colors. 

I bought the buttons at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fake Burberry Infinity Scarf + Knitted Cabled Boot Cuffs

I made an infinity Burberry infinity scarf using fabric from Fabric Place Basement in Natick, MA. I made a matching one for my mother for her birthday, but she refused to pose for blog pictures.

In an attempt to bush my yarn stash, I knitted up these cabled boot cuffs. The pattern is available here on Ravelry. I ran out of yarn, so they're different sizes and they're not quite long enough. I used Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn in Grey Marble.

In other news, I am the proud winner of Amity Original's Epic 30th Birthday Giveaway! I just got the package in the mail. So exciting! She sent me thirty things and they're all listed on her blog page, but here is a little sneak peak:
Amity has just started her own pattern company, Lolita Patterns and the adorable Fuchsia Skirt pattern is available for free!
Don't you love the scallops?!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Knitted Purple Button-Tab Hat

I knitted this hat using the free Button-Tab Hat Pattern available on Ravelry. I used Vanna's Choice worsted weight yarn and two buttons from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I made some changes to the pattern and you can read the details on my Ravelry page.

Total Cost: $3.14
  • Yarn: $2.39
  • Buttons: $0.75

I made a matching hat for my friend Melissa. Here we are at work being wicked cute. Customers come in and give us compliments on our hats all the time.