Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Christmas catchups pt 1 - beanies

Just to prove I did finish them, here are the beanies for my nephews, T&C. C's beanie was nicknamed the squid when I realised how many ends there were to darn in.

Thirteen!! Gurk! There shouldn't have been quite so many (I carried some of the stripe colours up the inside (badly)) but I had to start a new ball of navy in the ribbed part, and then the red yarn had a knot in it - not happy Jan!

I wrapped them together so the boys could choose which one they wanted (with hopefully no fighting) and as it turned out, they picked the ones I had randomly designated for them. And it was cold enough on Christmas day for them even to wear them for a while!

My own, with a lot of help from the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Rules - very simple stocking stitch beanie with a 2x2 rib, knitted in the round.
Yarn: Jo Sharp DK (navy) 2x50g balls, 1 each of Filatura di Crosa Zara in red and white (couldn't get the Zara in navy. The Zara is softer than the Jo Sharp, and I think knits up slightly looser, but I thought they worked together well enough for the beanies.
Sticks: 4.5mm 40cm bamboo circular and then 4.5 mm bamboo dpns on the decreases
Time: A couple of days for each one
What I learnt: I'm not very good at hiding the jumps when colour-changing in the round (I tried but I think it looked worse than when I didn't!) or carrying wool up the inside when knitting in the round.


AJ said...

Great beanies for boys!

Anonymous said...

Great job! They look so cute in them!