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My warm hands and head

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Since the cold weather hit a few weeks ago, I decided I needed all new winter accessories. My old hat is getting a bit pilly and my old mitts are threadbare on the palms. But what to knit?!

I decided on the fourth grade hat, a free pattern from Twist Collective. This was my first entrelac project. I think I liked the process, though it didn’t really make sense to me for the first couple of tiers! Here’s how it turned out:

4th Grade Hat

I love the way it looks but wasn’t sure about the fit at first. It has grown on me and I’ve been wearing it a lot the past couple of days. I used Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light in several different colors. This yarn was left over from my mitten project.

Fiddlehead!

These are Fiddlehead Mittens, pattern from HelloYarn (Fiddlehead Mittens“>available here). I love love love these mittens. The best part, besides their stunning outer beauty, is the super-warm-and-fuzzy liner. The mitts started off with an i-cord cast on (also a new technique for me). When the outer is done, you do the liner by picking up around the inside of the i-cord.

No green thumb here

As you can see, I ran out of the Kidsilk Haze used for the liner. I decided to use some leftover pink mohair, Kid Seta, from some other projects (this and this) instead of buying another ball of the green. I don’t mind the “secret” pink thumbs.

Written by Beth

December 16th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

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2 Responses to 'My warm hands and head'

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  1. wow, that is some beautiful knitting. i love everything on it: the pattern, the yarn ,the colors and the pink thumb!

    ulli

    17 Dec 08 at 1:38 am

  2. Great job on the hat. I want to knit one…but I don’t think I can wear it. Fiddlehead mittens are on my queue, too. :-)

    Elemmaciltur

    17 Dec 08 at 6:21 am

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