I am getting ready to begin dyeing some new yarns, and am wondering what my customers are looking for.
I have been knitting hats lately, and have been using a lot of DK weight yarn. My goal is to knit a hat a week this year. So far I am on track and am enjoying trying different patterns. I have used several patterns from Weekend Hats: 25 Knitted Caps Berets, Cloches and More . I was pleased when I discovered that I like almost every pattern in the book, and may just be knitting them all this year.
These hats were made from Moonlight and Laughter DK Weight yarn. The first is the Union Long Beanie. I still need to find a button to put on the side tab.
This Annex Snood was made with some of Fingeringweight/Sock Yarn and I think it makes a great hat for spring. The pattern had a strap that I eliminated because I have a very difficult time actually knitting a pattern as it is written.
I have also been enjoying making Honey Cowl, a free Ravelry download. I am on my fourth-they are like potato chips…hard to make just one. I saw Kay Gardiner from Mason-Dixon Knitting had made several and wanted to see how addictive they really were-a major mistake perhaps. It is a pattern easily memorized, with every other row being a knit row, so it’s a good project for times when you aren’t able to totally focus on your knitting.
This cowl was made from some of my Tweed Fingeringweight/Sock yarn in the colorway “Santa Fe Sunset”, and I am looking forward to wearing it next winter. Although since we haven’t really started having spring here in Massena, wearing the cowl is the only reason I am looking forward to next winter.