My Free Patterns

Friday, January 4, 2013

In which I finish a few things

The days just seem to be whizzing by lately.  I have  couple of FO's this week, I will start with one I made my Dad for Christmas.

It is called the Runner Beanie, and he picked the pattern and yarn while at my house in August.  It is a free pattern on Ravelry.  The yarn is Manos Lace, with baby alpaca, silk, cashmere.  Yup, my Dad has great taste.  The only problem is the pattern called for 4ply, not lace.  I held it double throughout and bumped up the needle size, and it was a pain!  I made it though, and he said it is the finest hat I've ever made.  And I've made him a few.  He is quite picky, and had a big head.  He doesn't like the hat to hit his ears, which is why it looks a bit like a skull cap.  It is so soft though, the yarn is gorgeous!

Next up, is my Lintilla.  Oh how I love it, I've been wearing since I finished it, and it is fabulous.  My 6 year old took the picture as well, and even though I hate having my picture taken, she did a great job!  See how I'm not wearing a down jacket and there is sunshine in the picture?  Oh how I love Arizona right now (not so much in the summer, am I right?).

The pattern is Lintilla, from the same awesome designer that made the Hitchhiker.  The wool is Sirdar Pure Wool Classic 4ply.  I bought in on Ebay and the yarn does seem a bit old and dated to me (they don't make it anymore) and it isn't the softest.  Saying that, it isn't rough against my skin and it wears just fine.  I wouldn't mind, however, making it again in a softer wool in more colors!  The pattern is fun and I want more of them!

Lastly, I finished the Hermione's Cable and Eyelet hat I was working on.  I had a few questions about the yarn I showed in this week's WIP, and it is the same brand, Paton's Classic Wool, worsted.  The colors do spiral all the way through, depending on the pattern you knit it with.

 It is an adult hat, but sometimes the tiny models are so cute I cannot resist them.  Seriously, how did I made someone that adorable?

I like the pattern a lot, I can see why it has been made 2603 times.  The wool is a bit scratchy, but it was a nice project to use up spare yarn.  It didn't use it ALL up though, and now I'm left with just a enough to scratch my head and ponder, "What do I do with this?"  

Have a great weekend everyone, and Happy Crafting!


  1. That scarf is gorgeous... and your dad is cute in his hat. The "finest hat you've ever made" is high praise.

    Enjoy that AZ winter. :-)

  2. I want a hat to cover my head but not my hair. I guess that's a headband. LOL! Lovely items all. But that hat with Paton's is just adorable. And I love the Lintilla. I finished a shawl with Brown Sheep's Nature Spun, Caireen, which I love, but the wool did not soften up at all in the soak. Good thing it isn't supposed to hug my neck.

  3. All your work is stunning!
    I have also made the Hermione Cap just recently, and I loved it too :)
    Enjoy your break, I am guessing that Oz will be a tad warmer LOL.

  4. lovely projects and you look great in your shawl! I think your photographer has talent :)

  5. Oh, I'm feeling very lazy in comparison to your productivity! These are all wonderful!

  6. All your work is beautyful!. Greetings from Germany. Sabine.

  7. I cannot decide which of your models is most cute. They all are.

  8. I love Paton's Classic Wool! The colors are great.

    The Lintilla is lovely.

  9. All your projects look great - that hat is really nice too. Love the colors and cable work.

  10. Love your Lintilla, looks great on you! Great hats too!

  11. You Dad is super cute in his new hat. I love your scarf, it looks like Christmas candy.

  12. I love all of your projects. Your Dad's cap is perfect. I love how it fits his head. Your shawlette is beautiful and the other hat does look like a great go-to knit.

  13. So many great projects, I love each one. Obviously a love of great fiber runs in your family! The scarf is my favorite though, you picked out a great yarn for it.


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