Monthly Archives: June 2010

Some Finished Adrifts

There are lots of busy knitters finishing up their adrift cardigan for our KAL.  I asked the first few to finish if I could post their finished photos so you could see how they beautifully they are all turning out!

From top to bottom:

First row we have Tricotonrideau using a lovely white Cashmere yarn and Flutterby uses Knit Picks shadow tonal laceweight in a vivid red.

Second row ewephoric is using Cascade’s alpaca lace and she has added a lace pattern to the front panels that I just adore!  Next to her is Cathwood using Luna bluefaced leicester/silk yarn showing us that it works really well with a variegated yarn.

Bottom row we have our last two debindubai uses some lovely bright posh yarn and the cardigan looks just perfect with that outfit!  Our final knitter fiddleflower is using malabrigo lace and made the cardigan her own with shorter front panels and the longer 3/4 sleeve option.

Thank you for everyone doing the KAL with m

My Little Precious

My Little Precious

$4.50

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Description

Lightweight and slouchy, this hat is ideal to add a little warmth as well as lots of style for those in between seasons. A subtle wave lace pattern worked around the band creates visual interest and is fast to learn. The body of the hat is worked up from the headband and decorative raised ridges flow into the spiral crown decreases.

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large)

To fit actual head circumference: 20 (22, 24) in / 51 (56, 61) cm
Approx 2-3 inches of negative ease necessary.

Shown in size medium

Finished Measurments

Band circumference: 17.5 (19.25, 21) in / 44.5 (49, 53.5) cm

Materials

BabyLongLegs Semi-Precious (50% silk, 50% superwash merino; 437yd/400m per 100g skein); 1 skein

1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inch length

1 set DPN US 4/3.5mm

Tapestry needle; stitch markers.

Gauge

26 sts/36 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Lace pattern repeat: 1.75 in/4.5 cm high by 2.25 in/5.5 cm wide at widest point.

Some new yarn

A little while ago Sarah from Babylonglegs send me a skein of her new yarn semi-precious in color ‘Carrot Cake’ to try out.  I had one of those love a first sight moments with the yarn and wasn’t able to stop knitting with it!  I ended up designing a new hat ‘My Little Precious’ with the yarn.  I wanted to kept it  simple enough that it will show off the pretty yarn while still being interesting to knit. The pattern has been tech edited, the photos have been taken and within the next few days we should have a finished pattern ready to release.

This yarn is a fingering weight merino/silk blend which has a distinctive silk smell from it.  I really like that smell, it feels less processed somehow.  (However I am happy to stand corrected on this as I’m not sure why silk sometimes smells like that!).

In addition to my new hat pattern Sarah sent some yarn (Semi-Precious in petrolhead) to Sally to knit up a version of ‘Centrique‘.  She did a wonderful job with the knit, and there is such good yardage with this yarn it took less than 1 skein!).  Babylonglegs will be selling packs with the yarn and pattern on her website shortly (as soon as I get a Babylonglegs version of the pattern sent to her!).  I believe also that she is planning a KAL for this shawl also so watch out for details.

Speaking of KALs, come take a look at all the pretty Adrifts that are being finished!  There are some very fast (and talented) knitters out there.

I don’t know if you are reading this but, I wanted to say a really big thank you to Joe my husband for taking all my photographs.  He is such a talented photographer, he really makes the knits shine.