Friday, 31 May 2013

Desiree's Hat #3

So it's been a while, what have I been up to?

I've been making a circular lace christening shawl for my Aunty and some stuff for my daughters summer fair, flannels, hair bands, dinosaurs ... All projects are on my Ravelry page 'Claire-Louise'.

So before I start my mum's 3 ply bolero I'm going to try and sneak in a couple more projects from my knit a book extravaganda.

So pattern #3 is cast on, rib is done and pattern has started.  Simple pattern but I like the effect. I have, however, found some of the hat patterns in the book on the small size. With this in mind I'm trying this one out with DK instead of 4 ply and I cast on using 3.5mm and changed to 4mm for the main pattern. So far so good.

The other problem I'm finding is my smallest circular needles are just (and we are talking just, stitches stretched a bit for first couple of rows) big enough. According to the pattern a 16" needle is recommended which is what I'm using.  Does anyone else find it a tight squeeze?

Well I'm off to try and get the first set of pattern complete and I'm hoping to knock this out pretty quick as its just a basic knit/purl combo for the effective stripes.

Until next time, happy knitting x