You may remember recently I made the GAP-tastic Cowl? Well over Christmas I decided to use up the leftover wool to complete the set and finally it has been cool enough for me to model it!!
These are my first gloves/hand-warmers, for the pattern I used Diana Twiss’ pattern Vancouver Special Half Mitts. The pattern is a free Ravelry download and has a number of options for the rib to give different looks. I used three rows of seed stitch on the cuffs and at the top to try to mimic the seed stitch on the cowl. I knitted the size small and they fit perfectly, which for me is brilliant as I have real trouble buying adult gloves for my little hands.
The hand-warmers are both knitted identically. I knitted them in the round using the magic loop method, if you haven’t tried this method, give it a go, it really is a time saver.
The hat is kind of a pattern of my own devising, I cast on enough stitches to comfortably fit my head and then knitted in seed stitch reducing at the crown every two rows to get the desired result.
Before blocking it looked pretty terrible, in fact my brother thought I was going for a Bob Marley look. I used plate to block it and the shape is much improved, weird, my hubby came up with that idea, apparently saw it somewhere and remembered – yay him!
Whilst on the topic of blocking, I have just finished the Lorna Suzanne cardigan and need to block the collar – can anyone give me some tips on the best way to this to stop the collar curling up? Any guidance would be much appreciated!