DIY

DIY Fall Fashion: All Knitted Out

I know I promised the dice bag tutorial this week, but unfortunately I’m still working on it. In the meantime, here’s a recap of something else I’ve been working on.

Earlier this week I finally finished my first “real” knitting project. Granted it took me close to 2 1/2 years and I had to restart the project at least 5 times, but it’s done and it’s lovely. It is wonky in places and has a fuzzy patch where the cat tried to clean it with his tongue, but it’s skinny and long and surprisingly stylish. Even Rick is taken with it. I can’t find the original pattern I used, but it is very similar to this checkerboard knitted scarf, but in a 4×4 grid & only 16 stitches wide. I used one giant-ass skein of pure cotton wool, but I couldn’t really tell you more about that than that.

Skinny Cherkerboard Scarf

Now that I had finished my scarf just in time for fall, what I really needed was a hat to keep my poor ears from freezing off. Deciding that I was no longer a knitting n00b I opted to step things up a notch and browse etsy for hat patterns. I decided on Pixiebell’s Beehive Baret and skipped over to Efiloché to grab some pure Merino chunky wool and some bamboo circular needles. At the expense of the rest of my chores I managed to whip it up in 2 days after a mere 9 restarts.

Pixiebell Elfinwear Slouch BaretAll together now:

GamerWife in Hat and Scarf

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Montgomery J. Smythe
    September 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I can’t help but notice that this is unrelated to games or gaming.

    • Reply
      gamerwife
      September 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

      True. But they were knitted while watching Rick game.

      Now get back to work, James, and stop trolling.

  • Reply
    Rick
    September 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Cute picture 😉

    • Reply
      gamerwife
      September 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

      Thanks, you took it.

  • Reply
    mo0ki
    September 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Yay for knitting! Purl bee has lots of free patterns, also recommend knitty.com. Jared Flood makes pretty things.

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