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Dad's CowlMy first FO of the new year! My Dad asked me for this for Christmas. It wasn’t done in time because the first attempt, Frog Tree Alpaca didn’t work out. This is KnitPicks Swish Superwash DK. It’s yummy!

I just made up the pattern as I went along. Even though it doesn’t fit me perfectly I think it will fit him. I know his head is bigger than mine and he doesn’t have my freakishly long neck. But I can alway tweak it if it doesn’t.

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IMG_0625WiP it Wednesday! Whoot Whoot! Just trying to liven things up around here. The WiPs aren’t very exciting but I thought if I get you WiPed into a frenzy before we start you might not notice. 🙂

First up Mom’s hat. Not very exciting 2×2 ribbing in Bernat Natural Blends Cashmere, same as the mittens.

A baby hat in Bernat Comfort. Technically this isn’t Christmas knitting. But I snuck it in, it’s a small knit.

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Soon to be a WiP, my dad asked for a neck wrap for Christmas. I’m not sure what you call it, sort of like a Mobius ring but without the twist? I’m thinking I’ll pick a simple but Manly pattern from a pattern book. Oh and I can’t wait to work with this! He’s one of the few people on the list that doesn’t think wool is itchy so this is Frog Tree Alpaca in fingering weight. Yum!

Another WiP to be, a simple striped hat for a friend.

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Christmas WiPs not pictured : A scarf for my Grandma and The Simple Log Cabin Throw for my niece. Then I’ll be done with acrylic for awhile! wooohooo!

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IMG_0282I know I know! I shoulda been knitting Christmas gifts but I just HAD to have one of these for my very own. Plus I needed to make sure my notes on the decreases were right. They were! I luuuuuuv this so much!

Stats:

  • Cast On: November 17, 2007
  • Weaving In: November 18, 2007
  • Pattern: My own based on a stitch pattern the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
  • Needles: Size 7 Bryspun circular and double points
  • Yarn: KnitPicks Swish Superwash in Merlot Heather, I used one and just a tiny bit of the second ball.
  • For me!

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I blocked the green one before I took pics, but I didn’t block this one. I think the Swish Superwash is a bit thicker than the Cascade, but they both look great!

The pattern is up Get it Here, Ravelry peeps queue it up here. Thank you to Helen and Lara, who assured me it was ok to write it. I really love this hat and pattern I’m so happy I was able to write it and share! If you make this hat I’d love it if send me a picture or a link! I want do a gallery of other peoples FO’s for it. I’m supa proud of this pattern.

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