Knitting Adventures

Knitting Adventures

So, my circulars came in, and I was REALLY excited to make something, preferably a hat. But every pattern I look up requires DPNs to finish off. Which I don’t have and have never ever tried to use. No matter. I just ordered some. And while I’m waiting for them, I’m going to make THIS cowl. Looks easy, and I love the look!

Meanwhile, I’ve also been working on more crochet lacy fingerless gloves. I love this pattern because its quick and easy, but so elegant and dainty. I thought they’d be perfect for spring, so I’ve been using Springish colors.

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I need help again…

So, as I said in a previous post, I’m working on a hat, knitted flat: http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/10/claudia-hat.html

I swear I have followed the directions EXACTLY, but I’m NOT getting the ribbing like it’s supposed to. Instead I just get ziz-zags.

The pattern reads:

Row 1: K3, * P2, K2 *, end with K3
Row 2: P3, * K2, P2 *, end with P3
Row 3: K3, * P2, K2 *, end with K3
Row 4: P3, * K2, P2 *, end with P3
Row 5: K3, * P2, K2 *, end with K3
Row 6: P3, * K2, P2 *, end with P3

And is supposed to look like this:

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And I have followed it, no mistakes, and I get this:

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The Claudia Hat – Beginner’s Knitting Pattern

The Claudia Hat – Beginner’s Knitting Pattern

 

While I’m waiting for my circulars to come in, I’m going to practice some new techniques with flat knitting. This hat seem very beginner friendly and it’s such a cute design. I’m going to start on this tomorrow. Tonight I have a terrible spring headache. TERRIBLE. So it’s tylenol and hopefully some reading if my head can stand it.