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Autumn is just weeks away and I am so excited. By now you all should know that it is my favorite time of year. It's a season that has tons of personal significance for me with birthdays and anniversaries. I view it as a season of new beginnings!
It's also the best time of year to bring out the chunkier weight yarn and larger needles. It's a time to curl up and read your favorite book or watch your favorite movie while wrapped up in an afghan (that you knitted of course) by the fireplace as the brisk winds blows outside your window. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and the fashion is so much better. I can go on for hours. By now, you get the point.
I just wanted to send some love out to all of our supporters and encourage you all to try something new this coming Autumn season such as a pair socks, a vest, or even a bag. Get inspired by the very beauty of the changing leaves or by the latest fashion trends in your favorite magazine.
Circumference = 20"
Body of cap = 4 1/2"
Brim to crown = 6"
1 skein of Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bam Boo in #3634 Raspberry Sorbet, Lot # 1443.
Size 4, 24" circular needles
Size 3, 7" double pointed needles (4)
Tapestry needle (to weave in your loose ends)
CO 110 stitches
Brim: Place your stitch marker at the beginning of your row.
Rows 1 - 10: K2, P2 for the entire row.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1, *K2tog (3 times); YO, K1 (6 times); K2tog (3 times); repeat from * until the last stitch, K1
Row 4: Knit
Crown: Switch over to size 3 DPNs
Row 1: *K2tog, K11, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row.
Row 2: Knit (Do the same for all even number of rows)
Row 3: *K2tog, K9, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row. Row 5: *K2tog, K7, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row.
Row 7: *K2tog, K5, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row. Row 9: *K2tog, K3, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row. Row 11: *K2tog, K1, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row. Row 13: *K1, SSK; repeat from * until the end of row. Row 15: SSK for the entire row. Row 16: repeat Row 15
The duplicate stitch is the final installment of our colorwork knitting techniques series.
The duplicate stitch is an easy way to add that extra pizazz to your knitted projects. It's also an alternative to the other colorwork knitting techniques.
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My current love affair with lace is inspired by all things cool, relaxing, and beautiful. The many requests of our subscribers has also played a role in inspiring me to dig out my size 4 needles and get to work. Over the last couple of days I've been in a sort of creative rush about lace work and I'm loving it!
Normally, I shy away for heavy lace knitting because of the time it takes me to get it completed. But since I've started working on my latest design, my fingers are surprising me. I'm mid- way through with a simple lace cap that I've been working on for you all. It will be a free pattern made available for you all to knit and enjoy very soon.
I'm still brainstorming on what lace work I'll be doing in a tutorial or demo for you all. But stay tuned.
Here is the third video in our colorwork series on Knitted Oaks TV!
Feel free to leave a comment below for any questions you may have in regards to the video and I will be addressing them in an upcoming video on our second YouTube channel. (More details on that in a later post. For now, visit our Facebook page for a snippet on the new channel.)