Purl Chicks


Knit a slouchy hat or beret!

Whatever you do, do not eat packaged food that has been opened!  After coming home from tennis practice late Monday night, I opened my frozen dinner box to find that the plastic around the dish was open.  I was too tired and hungry to reason with myself and just popped it in the microwave.  I figured that the box was sealed so it should be fine.  WRONG!  I was up all night and sick all the next day 😦  Lesson learned!

Kat’s Le Slouch

Kat’s Le Slouch

Kat’s “Le Slouch” hat:  pattern by Wendy Bernard
I followed this pattern as it was written and it turned out perfectly for my short hair.  If I had longer hair, I might try to make this more slouchy.  This pattern is fairly easy and could be knitted by an advanced beginner.  I knitted most of the hat on circular needles and then switched to the double pointed needles when there were so few stitches that I didn’t have any other choice.  The hardest part is really working on the double pointed needles… do not come near me when I am finishing a hat, as it is a very crucial and angering situation LOL!!!  It is similar to walking in the kitchen when my mother is making pie crust…  there are some things that you just don’t do!!! 🙂

Materials: US size 9 needles (I used circular and double pointed)
Yarn:  1 skein!  GGH Solitaire 142 yards.  Color #5 Chocolate brown it is a merino blend.

Happy knitting!

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Fastest Scarf!

Fastest Scarf!

This is the fastest scarf and it turned out great!  It was a last minute gift for my Aunt Katherine.  I wanted to knit a quick chunky scarf and I thought she might like it 🙂 It is made with extra soft and  luxurious yarn called Debbie Bliss alpaca silk aran 60m/50g the color is claret no. 11. I used 2.5 skeins. Each skein was 71 yds.

Materials: Size US 15 needles.

Pattern:
Cast on 12 stitches.
Knit 8 rows.
On 9th row knit elongated stitches across to end (just wrap yarn around one extra time when knitting) It will appear that there are twice as many stitches.  When knitting the next row, only knit the first stitch and then let the second or double stitch go to form the length of the elongated stitch and keep repeating.  Please see video “Elongated stitch for help”  It is very easy!
Repeat 8 rows of knit and then one row of the elongated knit stitch until scarf is desired length.
Attach tassels.

And your done!

-kat 🙂


Simple pattern scarf!

Simple pattern scarf!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  Now that everyone has received their Christmas scarves, I can finally post them up!!!!  My Aunt Katherine is modeling the scarf that I knit for Ashley, my sister, who was too busy playing my cousin’s new Wii, to model for me 😦  Anyway, this is a great scarf to knit as your first patterned scarf.  It is very easy and all you have to do is knit and purl.  This is my favorite yarn so far…. It is made by Araucania and is called Aysen Color 808 70% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 10% Silk.  It is multicolored and delicious!  Click here to view yarn or to buy! 191 yards per skein and I used about 2.

Needles: Size 9

Cast on 18 stitches (or any number of even stitches for desired width)

Pattern:

Row 1: (k1, p1)  repeat to end.
Row 2: (k2, p2) repeat to end.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until desired length.
Attach tassels!  Click here for help with tassels (Tassel part is at the end of the video!)