Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stash busters

On a roll with these hats and they are great for using up those single balls of wool that have been hanging around. Each hat (adult size) takes about 50g of 8ply (or 2 strands of 5ply) on 4.5mm x 40cm circular needles, finishing off crown with 4 x DPNs when there are only a few stitches left. I have sorted odd balls into basic colourways and then added a ball of a contrast colour to be used for the main section of the hat. Easy peasy! Adding to the pile of charity knits...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Another chullo hat

This turquoise hat is a gift for a friend's little girl so I hope she likes it for the cooler months... they are fun to make and the patterns are always random with each hat a different design depending on the colours I have available. Perhaps I should make some for the markets as my daughter is hoping to have a stall soon... Here is a link to the basic pattern chullo hat  although I use a k1 p1 for the rib for a firmer fit.

Have also completed another child's vest for the collection next month for the NSW Womens Refuge Centres. Many women have two or more children with them when they have to move to a refuge centre, so lots of items needed for children as well as for their mothers.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's a start...

Next month I'm collecting items for the NSW Women's Refuges (victims of domestic violence) and the wonderful volunteer women of the Knit4Charities group will be sending me a huge collection of garments, toys and rugs as they always do each year, to deliver to the admin. centre for distribution to the 53 centres. Although I have a few items made already, now is the time to really start knitting so these mitts and the childs sleeveless jumper are the most recent items off the needles. Last year 568 items were donated for the centres, a wonderful result.