Monday, August 18, 2014

Bulky Glam

 Here come the glam shots of all the finished objects I have finished over the last few months.  Let's go by yarn weight, shall we?  Here are all the bulky projects that I finished in a mini instant gratification KAL a few months ago.  First up, and above, the Vermonter pattern using Imperial Yarn's Native Twist.  The pattern was very easy and fun and the yarn was so squishy and warm.  I am looking forward to wearing this hat in the winter time.  One thing I wasn't happy about and which was totally user error, as usual, was that when going from the purl rows back to the stockinette rows it didn't go very seamlessly.  Even though it definitely looks handmade, I will still be rocking it every moment I get.

 I made another hat using Reynolds Contessa yarn in a light green.  The pattern is pretty popular on Ravelry, Robin's Egg Blue Hat, is the perfect pattern in my opinion.  The moss stitch brim, the button, and finishing up with the stockinette.  It held my interest and wasn't horribly complicated.

Lastly, I made Purl Soho's Bandana Cowl using two skeins of Lion Brand Alpine Wool in the vanilla and sky blue colorway.  This came out big because I didn't really check my gauge but I'm still happy with it.  I loved the yarn and I'm looking forward to wearing this once it gets cooler out.  The pattern was very easy to follow and one could easily modify it with different weights of yarn and colors.

Next post we will take a jump from super bulky to worsted and sport weight!