30. august 2012
26. august 2012
And lately; I've been making hats from my scrap yarn. I'm back from holiday with a few FOs to show you, here's the first one.
Pattern is the Cycle Race Beanie, by Sandra Jäger.
She makes lots of fun, small colourwork projects and charts.
The hat is for a colleague who turned 29 for the 11th time this summer.
She usually rides a bike to work, all year round. In winter she'll need a hat (if she can fit it under her helmet).
- Different edging, used the edging with earflaps from this pattern, and then a latvian braid.
- Changed the number charts with initials and some other numbers and stripes.
- The original hat looked a little puckery on the top. So I decreased 18 sts before the crown decreases, reducing the number of bikes on top of the hat from 8 to 7, which worked fine, I think.
25. august 2012
I went for a walk, took a photo of a pretty flower and had a cappuccino, which has improved my mood! Hope to show you some FOs soon!
4. august 2012
I see that people are wondering about how to use their scrap yarn.
One pattern has become very popular this summer: Leftie by Martina Behm.
There is a new group ano Ravelry for scrap yarn ideas, Scraps of Joy.
My Octopetala scarf is another idea.
Sanna Vatanen has some nice ideas in her book "Stricka och Virka med restgarn". As far as I can see, the book is availble in Finnish and Swedish. On Ravelry here.
Granny squares are well known, of course. Here's another nice square that needs very small amounts of yarn for the circles. Le vesinet by Sigrun Hugøy. I tested the pattern a couple of years ago.
And there's the the beekeeper's quilt, of course!
What's your favorite way to use scrap yarn?
Tags: scrap yarn