Sunday, December 28, 2014

Final Christmas FOs

For someone who wasn't planning on knitting anyone anything for Christmas this year, I seemed to manage to knit quite a few things.  Here are the rest of them:

First up is a pair of socks for step FIL.  The pattern is one I whipped up one time for Hubs, the yarn is Herrschners Solid Socks in royalty.  Ravelry details here.

Next up is another pair of sock monkey slippers based on this pattern.  The yarn is Patons Shetland Chunky in oxford grey and aran.  These aren't my favorite knit, I made the first pair as a request from a friend.  Then I made another pair as a request.  The friend that this pair is for, she saw the first pair I made and expressed her desire to have a pair.  Unfortunately, when she opened these there was yet another friend there who now wants a pair for herself and her daughter.  So it looks like at some point soon I will have to make two more pairs.  But first I need more grey yarn.  Details here.

Every Christmas I seem to make at least one Irish Hiking Scarf.  This one was knit with Patons Shetland Chunky in oxford grey.  The original pattern has three cables and uses worsted weight yarn, I usually change it to two cables and chunky yarn.  Details here.

 I whipped up a Be Kind hat for another friend using Kertzer Accent Worsted in seaport.  I used 4.5mm needles instead of 5mm needles (couldn't find 5mm circs), and I cast on 100sts.  Details here.

One of my hand knit sock junkies got himself another pair, these bring the count to five pairs now, I think.  Plain old 64st vanilla socks, the yarn is Mary Maxim Simply Sock Yarn in walnut.  Details here.

And my final Christmas knit is a Thorpe hat.  I modified it from chunky yarn to heavier worsted weight yarn.  I had found some Briggs & Little Heritage in a dark green in the stash that I had forgotten about.  I used 4.5mm needles, increased the stitches to 96, and fiddled with the earflaps a bit.  Details of my mods here.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

You did get a lot of knitting done!
Your loved ones will be nice and warm!

7:10 PM  

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