I have been knitting over the holidays. A little, some light knitting that I don’t have to think to hard about. Looks like I’ve got a red theme going…
Some house slippers… Easy pattern here
Going to knit another pair for a girlfriend in the hospital.
It has been cloudy and cold here, a little snow falling. So we have been watching some movies. I knitted an easy cap while watching Star Trek, (picked out by Steve) and Julie & Julia. (for me). This allows for a lot of knitting and spinning.
Here is the pattern (see hat above)
Easy Knitted Cap
I used approx. 200 yds of worsted wt 100% wool Galway in dark red
US 4 circular knitting needles or size to gauge(i use the magic loop method, see here)
Gauge = 17 sts and 24 rows, 4 x 4 swatch
Cast on 76 stitches, be careful not to twist when joining the circle.
Knit 2, purl 2 every row for 2 1/2 inches.
Now starting knitting all around until 7-9 inches, about to the top of your head.
Mark beginning of round
row 1 knit 2, ktog, around (you should be able to have 19 decreases per row)
row 2 knit all around,
row 3 knit 1, ktog around
row 4 knit all around
row 5 ktog all around, (8 stitches left)
take the 8 remaining stitches and cut yarn leaving a long tail, draw these up with a needle, stitch through several times and cut.
Now your ready to go out and enjoy the winter