Showing posts with label Schackenmayr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Schackenmayr. Show all posts

Adirondack Hat - My Mountain Design contest submission

Recently, I opened a Vogue Knitting email to read about the My Mountain design contest and they were giving away balls of Schachenmayr yarn. Giving it away and all I had to do was ask? I clicked on the email link and had a design forming in my head before I was even aware of conscious thought. The pattern below was my submission.  I hadn't previously tried the yarn but I am a huge fan of it now. If you haven't tried it - you need to. It's soft and bulky and warm and just everything you would want for a winter hat. Visit the Schachenmayr web site for yarn information and free patterns! (http://us.schachenmayr.com/)

Adirondack Hat/Cowl

2 skeins Schachenmayr Boston Style
Size 8 circular needle (16")
Size 7 DPN

K = knit
P = purl
K2T = knit 2 together
YO = yarn over
PM = place marker

Cast on 56 stitches using the long tail method.

Set up row: PM; join and knit each stitch around, being careful not to twist row.

Row 1:  *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2:  K all stitches.

Repeat rows until piece measures 8", ending with Row 1 of pattern.

Next row: *K2T, yo, K4. Repeat from * to last 6 stitches. K6.
Next row:  K all stitches.
Next 2 rows: repeat Rows 1 and 2.
Bind off loosely.

Using the double point needles knit a 3 stitch I-cord 22" in length. Lace through openings at top of hat/cowl. Make pom-poms or tassels for the each end of the cord.


To wear as a cowl, simply slip it over your head. As a hat, pull the cord tight and tie it up.

© 2013 E. Stilson-Ouderkirk






Not enough hours in a day!

Knitty City on 79th
Berroco Swing Shawl
I can't believe how much time has passed since my last post! But not to worry, I have filled my time by moving to a new city (Albany NY is amazing), recent trip to NYC (inspirational visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art & Knitty City on 79th) and of course with yarn of every size, color and texture. I even added to the stash while at Knitty City - wonderful Berroco yarns in cotton and linen. Which of course prompted another project - the Swing Shawl pattern on the Berroco website is perfect for the textures and colors I chose.

The Schackenmayr has arrived!
Recently, I opened a Vogue Knitting email to read about the My Mountain design contest and they were giving away balls of Schackenmayr yarn. Giving it away and all I had to do was ask? I clicked on the email link and had a design forming in my head before I was even aware of conscious thought. That's how it is for a fiber enthusiast. (We are also known affectionately as yarn junkies). We operate by instinct; the yarn speaks to us - we don't see the fluffy, soft ball of yarn. We see all the possibilities that it will become. For us there is no such thing as too much yarn - only undiscovered projects. Right now I have a room full of undiscovered projects and am happily collecting more.