Looks like I’m late again. I finished a few more things for Christmas, some fingerless mitts for my daughter for Halloween and more pattern testing. Phew! I still have a laundry list of things that I want to finish up.
These basic fingerless mitts were for my daughter to dress up her Minnie Mouse costume. She didn’t want to wear full gloves because you can’t use your phone you know! I made a black pair for her Minion costume as well. I heavily modified a pattern from Ravelry called Basic Fingerless Gloves for Guys. In the end you could probably just call it a whole new pattern. I cut out several stitches from the starting chain, I added a row to the wrist ribbing, instead of sc I used hdc, I cut out a few stitches from the thumb hole to make it smaller, and didn’t put ribbing at the top, just used two rows of sc to finish it off. Maybe I’ll work out the pattern and go ahead and post it because I really did make a lot of changes.
This is a pattern test I did for Shyama Nivas again. This scarf uses a Solomon’s Knot, also known as the Lover’s Knot. I’ve never used this stitch before so it was fun doing something new. The yarn I used was Vanna’s Glamour in blue with a metallic blue thread running through it. I thought it was perfect for this pattern. The pattern hasn’t been published yet, but can be found on Ravelry once it is.
This is a cowl I just finished today as a matter of fact. Once again a Shyama Nivas design that will eventually be published on Ravelry. I used Bernat Softee Baby in Grey Marl for this one. I wanted a grey cowl that would go with a rainbow of colors, but sometimes it can be too much. This marl is a nice even balance of grey and white so really makes the cowl look less dreary than a plain grey one.
These are two hats that I made for my grandson. I just did a basic beanie in hdc and added stripes for the Steelers hat. The other didn’t turn out quite as I had envisioned. I wanted a black and white checkered flag effect, but it didn’t turn out quite that defined. But I like it. I also added two little red race car buttons to the side to dress it up a bit.