Saturday, February 5, 2011

one skein - two projects

Just before Christmas I was downtown at our local yarn shop and I came across some super chunky thick/thin yarn and I couldn't pass it up. The yarn, Wooly Bully by Estelle, is so super soft, chunky, and the colours are so earthy and warm. I had been wanting to work with a thick/thin yarn for a while, so as an impulse buy I got some. Here is a pic of the yarn, though not in the colour I purchased, just so you can get an idea of its thin-thickness.

With the yarn I was able to knit up two quick projects. As a gift for my sister-in-law I knit up The Instant Gratification Scarf. You can find the pattern here on Ravelry. It took one night to knit this scarf. A great knit for a last minute gift.
When the scarf was roughly six feet long, I cast off. With the remaining yarn I knit up a newborn sized hat for baby Liam. This hat takes a couple of hours to knit. The hat is based on the Trendy Baby Hat pattern, which you can find on Ravelry. The only modification I made was to extend the top the hat into a long tail with an I-cord stitch, rather than finishing off the hat at the crown. I could have kept the tail going, but decided that this was a 'safe' length. The tail of the hat can be tied off into a knot for an umbilical cord look. The beautiful model below is my daughter.