Friday, 30 October 2015

New Project Polka Dot Cardigan from Simply Knitting issue September 2012

The pattern is from Simply Knitting, is the Polka Dot cardigan.  I ordered yarn from Wool Warehouse online.   I am going to make some modifications, such as make the sleeves longer and the cardigan, slightly longer.  Total amount of yarn is 14 skeins of yarn.  Yarn used is Scheejpes Catona, which is 100% cotton, the main colour is Electric Blue, which I ordered 11 skeins, the polka dots, I didn't want them to be all white, so I ordered three different colours, white, pink and lilac.  The total cost of yarn is £25.06.  I ordered it today Friday 30th October 2015.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Gretchen's Easy Tam by Lion Brand.

I used a pattern from Lion Brand, Gretchen's Easy Tam.  It is a free pattern on the Lion Brand website.  On I knits you tube channel, she knits the tam, which is very helpful.  I found the pattern very easy to follow, it was a little challenging for me, as it is the first time I have knitted using double pointed needles (DPNs) and circular needle.  Inside of using the Lion Brand yarn Heartland.  I used Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted.  The two colours, it cost me £16.50.   I started it on Thursday 15th October, I didn't knit every day, but I finished it on Monday 26th October.  I was able to wear it, even though I should block the tam, which I will do.

The tam was loose, which is a good thing as I have thick hair and it covers my ears.  I will definitely buy the Heartland brand.  I enjoyed knitting the tam.