Finished Project: Speedy Cabled Berret

And another quick project I finished within two hours on a lazy Saturday afternoon. I needed a hat, you know? And I had two skeins of the Ragazza Lei in purple left. But I wasn’t able to knit in rounds.

So, what to do? Use ravelry’s super useful pattern search and look for a hat that is knitted flat. And with 12 mm needles. What I found was a pattern for a speedy cabled beret by Paulina Chin. And after two hours my new hat was finished (^^)v

Of course I ran out of yarn three rows from the end AGAIN! But I’ve got one skein of Austermann’s Bombolo which is horrible to work with and doesn’t seem to knit or crochet into anything beautiful. BUT finally, I had use for it and  it gave a nice finishing touch to my beret.

More Info

Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Speedy Cabled Beret
Yarn: 2 skeins of Ragazza Lei by Lana Grosaa (100% Merino), 0.1 skein Bombolo by Austermann (51% Wool, 49% Acrylic)
Needle Size: 10 mm & 12mm
Time: about two hours

Alles Liebe,

Finished Project: Pulse Protectors

Back in September I told you about a lovely yarn I had bought. And my plan to make my first knitting project with cables: pulse protectors from the Vampire Knits book (I posted about it here). Now they’re finished and it’s been quite a journey.

I’m not very good at knitting yet. Still, I know how to knit and to purl. And I’m not the one to stick with scarfs in stockinette or garter stitch forever. So I was looking for something more challenging. So I chose a pattern that isn’t knit in the round (Handling four to five needles at once? Not yet!!!) but has got a nice cable pattern. I felt like an idiot at first, trying to handle the cable needle. More then once the needle simply dropped and my stitches were ready to begin a new life in freedom :O

I think I frogged the beginning of the first mitten three to four times until I worked it out. But then it went rather smoothly. And I’m really happy with the outcome. True, I have to work on my seaming skills. But all in all I’m very proud I handled a cable pattern at this stage of my life as a knitter (oh, that sounds so nice :heart_pale: )

While the yarn was wonderful to work with (and there’s almost a whole skein left to be turned into something beautiful) it IS wool after all. So after wearing them for some days, the wool starts to felt and I have to remove those little lints. Maybe I’ll treat myself to one of those lint shavers.

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Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: pulse protectors published in Vampire Knits
Yarn: 1.1 skeins of Nimbus by Zitron (100% Organic Merino)
Needle Size: 3 mm
Time: about three to four days

Alles Liebe,

Finished Project: wham bam thank you lamb! neckwarmer


Well, I have to admit that pictures are horrible. But they were taken in a rush when I was actually sick in bed with a cold….so, please concentrate on the wham bam thank you lamb! neckwarmer I made in one evening (while watching friends nonstop) from two skeins of the wonderful Ragazza Lei yarn by Lana Grossa. I used 10 mm needles, cast on 20 stitches and followed this pattern.

All you have to do is knit, row after row. What makes the cowl so special is the way the ends are seamed together. A very „satisfying“ quick porject.

More Info

Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: wham bam thank you lamb! neckwarmer
Yarn: 2 skeins of Ragazza Lei by Lana Grossa
Needle Size: 10 mm
Cast on: 20 stitches
Seam: 11 stitches
Time: about two to three hours

Alles Liebe,

Finished Project: Round Coasters

Every once in a while I even finish a craft project ;) As I’ve worked on a ripple blanket for several years now, I felt like doing something fun and quick. So I browsed through my books and ended up crocheting some pink and white coasters following a pattern from this book. Not that anyone who’s able to crochet in rounds needs a pattern for something this easy, but it’s always good to have some inspirational books at hand.

I used a 100% cotton yarn (white and darker pink is Lyric by puppets, the light pink the rest of my Sugar’n Cream by lily) and a 5mm hook.

They are big enough for either cup or teapot.

Alles Liebe,