Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ravelry.... can spend hours there! I have. And you can now find WallisKnits patterns under the Patterns tab. $3.95 + tax each. And if you've not received your invitation to Ravelry you can purchase them at Ewe Knit Kits. Bobbie will email them to you so no shipping charges!

I'm finishing up projects. "My Favorite Shawl" in Plymouth's 24K. HPIM0559

KP&S Cardigan that I began last year. cardigan

"My Favorite Shawl" in Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool. Begun last spring.
Lavold My Favorite Shawl Spring

And a Swedish Yarns vest in fingering wt on size 10.5 needles. I've just picked up for the collar.

Swedish Yarns vest I'm considering a single button instead of the double breasted look. What do you think?

I've been up since 4:00a.m. Why? I don't know. But my house is somewhat clean. Groceries have been purchased. Bailey has been walked...twice. Ravelry is updated. So, it's going to be a good day to sit and knit.New programs on The Food Network. Philosophy on QVC. 2 Netflick movies to watch. Can't remember which ones...I'll be surprised.

If you're in the Va Beach area stop by Ewe Knit Kits. We've received some really nice knitting themed gift items. Beautiful shawl pins in sterling with Swarovski crystals, pearls in sterling from $7.50 - $45. Claudia and Wool in the Woods sock yarn is 40% off. A shipment of Addi Turbos' was expected in yesterday. We've been out of the 7's & 8's for a while. And Rivka, who is our sales rep for many many companies, spent 4 days here this past week showing us everything. And boy did Bobbie order! Some will arrive in the next few weeks. Others in the spring.

We're opened on Sunday now. 11:00 - 4:00. Stop by and see us. You may run across me tomorrow acting as a customer.

And I'll leave you with this Advent Calander of free patterns from Garn Studios.


This is a simple, knit in the round hat. Knit in a soft Alpaca yarn, it folds double over your ears. Enjoy!

I forgot to take a picture before taking it into Ewe Knit Kits. Until I can get over there to snap a shot, picture Marlo Thomas as That Girl in a really cute warm cuddly hat saying "Oh Donald". You'll look just like that!

Updated with pictures! There's a bit of ribbing hiding under the brim to keep it close to your head and ears.

Marlo side Marlo front


Plymouth Yarn “Baby Grande Alpaca”
Small, 1 skein*,
Medium, 2 skeins
Large 2, skeins.

Size 10.5 16” circular and 10.5 double points
1 marker
tapestry needle

K2tog – knit 2 together
1X1 ribbing – knit 1, purl 1 around on each row
Stockinette – knit every round

The store sample is a Woman’s Small and knit in the natural color.
*Small is knit in 1 skein of yarn. There was about 6 inches of yarn left. You may wish to purchase another skein of yarn.


On 16” circular, cast on 70 stitches for all sizes, place marker and join.

Knit 5.5”(7”, 8”) stockinette in the round. (you'll have enough yarn to make the larger sizes wider)

Change to 1X1 ribbing for 6 (8, 8) rounds.

Change back to Stockinette for 7 (9, 11) rounds.

Begin decrease rounds, changing to double points when necessary:

Round 1 - Knit 8, k2tog around
Round 2 - Knit
Round 3 - Knit 7, k2tog around
Round 4 - Knit
Round 5 - Knit 6, k2tog around
Round 6 - Knit
Round 7 - Knit 5, k2tog around
Round 8 - Knit
Round 9 - Knit 4, k2tog around
Round 10 - Knit 3, k2tog around
Round 11 - Knit 2, k2tog around
Round 12 - Knit 1, k2tog around
Round 13 - Knit 2 together around

Thread yarn on tapestry needle and run through stitches on needle. Tie off.

Please do not copy the pattern or hat for sale. You may knit the pattern for yourself or family/friends. updated 12/8/09