Monday, December 10, 2007

Bulky Babies

Here are a bunch of super-bulky knits I sped through... sometimes you just want some instant gratification...
Loop-d-Loop's Hooded Capelet:
Hooded Capelet 1
Hooded Capelet 2
Hooded Capelet 3
Finished in one day! Knit in some great Cascade Magnum I got on Ebay- only two skeins! I lengthened it by 5 inches.
Twinkle's Karate Sweater:
Karate 1Karate 2
Disasterous. Sometimes us biggun's can pull off a bulky knit, but not in this case. Good God.
I knit it after being reminded of it's existance by Anthropologie, who is now selling them premade! For $268! Mine's in Lion Thick & Quick... not as nice as Twinkle yarns, but much more reasonable- I'd reknit something I really like in Twinkle, but not before trying it out in something cheaper (case in point, this sweater makes me look like a sad bear).
Rowan's Alpine Shrug:
Alpine Shrug 1
Alpine Shrug 2
Alpine Shrug 3
Alpine Shrug 4
It's knit in Rowan Big Wool (Sugarspun colorway). I only did 4 sets of the eyelet pattern so I wouldn't have to buy two more balls of the Big Wool (the pattern is wrong, I think, I've seen a lot that need more wool than called for)... I think it still looks good smaller, anyway.

Monday, December 3, 2007

This Winter's Forecast

I finally got around to knitting Stefanie Japel's Forecast (from Knitty):
It's in Cascade 220 (5 skeins instead of 4 because I lengthened it).
Mods: I added 2" to the body before the ribbing...I also had to re-knit the cuffs because they turned out way big... I do have freakishly small wrists for my size, though. I decreased 17 sts. (7 at the purl sections, then another 10 at the rib sections).
And while I'm at it... here's a couple more hats:
Peasant 1
Peasant 2
Peasant 3
This one is Amber Daniels' Peasant Cap pattern... a fantastic version of this very pricey hat. Clever girl. Its' knit in Cascade Pastaza (colorway 53) and I love love love it, but it's very, very warm.
Rangoli 2
Rangoli 1
And this one is desiknitter's Rangoli Hat pattern, which is based on 8-point lotus-shaped ‘rangoli’ designs drawn outside South Indian homes. It's in Rowan Tapestry (colorway 174).
I've also added some action pics of the Bobble Cable Snow jacket to my lat post (here), per many requests. Even though I look like a snowman in it. Or snow-woman. You get the idea.