This year's theme: Toasty Heads and Necks. Previous years, I made cookies and helped add to that winter weight. This year, I'm getting us all out of the house and into the weather with some warm hats and scarves.
I have an obsession with Noro Silk Garden and found its perfect use: Entrelac. What a fun technique, and with the color changes in the yarn, I never got bored. In fact, I couldn't stop until I ran out of Noro.
Three different scarves, using the Entrelac technique.
Yarn: 3 skeins Noro Silk Garden
Needles: US #8 Bamboo straight needles
Pattern notes: Cast on 18 stitches, and use 6 stitches per triangle.
More Noro! Now I find myself with single skeins of Noro Kureyon, and found a great pattern for beanies. This was a great quick knit, and a wonderful way to show off the beautiful colors in this yarn.
Pattern was based on Kureyon Skull Cap
Yarn: 1 skein of Noro Kureyon
Needles: US #9 and #10 circulars and #10 dpns
Notes: I did this pattern in the round rather than knit flat. I also did not want to do the crocheted edge, so I increased the number of rows in the straight stretch from 11 to 18.
Two-Movie HatPattern: Two Movie Hat
Yarn: Encore Plymouth, one 100g skein each of grey, brown, and charcoal
Needles: #6 circulars and #6 dpns
Notes: This was a bit loose for an adult head. For the boy's pattern, I modified the pattern as follows: Use US #4 needles, and cast on 76 stitches. On row 8, increase by one more than the pattern says. Knit straight for slightly more than 5 inches. Skip rows 31 and 32.
Mom's hat and scarf
Yarn: 1 skein of Schaefer Marjaana in Jane Addams color
Notes: I really loved My So Called Scarf! What a great way to show off a variegated yarn! This is a closeup of the stitch pattern:
Merry Christmas everyone!