Wednesday, December 14, 2011

{WIP} From 16" to 40"

Helm is coming along nicely.  I am almost done, and should hopefully be done by the weekend. This has been a great, challenging knit.  This is my first pattern by Stephen West, and I'm impressed - the pattern is very straightforward and very easy to follow, and the design is lovely!
 I finished the main body Monday night, and switched the 16" circular needle for the 40" circular on Tuesday.  That was a fun process...lots of needles, including a cable needle hiding behind my ear.  Sorry for the bad picture - only artificial light in my office. 

I am starting to think ahead to my next project which I think will be another hat with bulky yarn and big needles. I have one week to knit a hat for Christmas....here is hoping I can do it! Does anyone have any patterns for bulky hats they particularly like?




9 comments:

  1. I've made a slew of Big Button hats and Julie did too. Great way to show off a cool button.
    Also in this link towards the end are a couple of my Quincy hats, quick to knit and easy pattern to follow. Jared Flood. pm me if you are interested in that pattern. I can help you out if you don't want to buy the booklet. http://knittinginbeantown.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-fos-61.html

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  2. I love Quincy by Jared Flood. but, I haven't knit one.

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  3. The pattern is so pretty. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  4. It looks lovely, can't wait to see it finished!

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  5. Mmm I like those subtle earflaps. Along with Windschief, this is another Stephen West pattern that I think I must knit in the New Year! Nice colour!

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  6. looks awesome! love your yarn colour way as well!! great job xx

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  7. That looks SO complicated - I absolutely love the colour!

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  8. That's looking amazing, I love the shaping and those cables, mmm. (Also, I'm glad you had the cable needle hiding behind your ear---I always stuff my crochet hooks in my hair for safekeeping!)

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  9. Great combination of yarn and pattern! And you can totally pull off a hat in a week, pretty easily. Can't help with a bulky yarn hat pattern, but will be checking back for recommendations.

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