KAL/CAL, Shawls

Lafayette Shawl

This is the first time that I have knit a pattern off of the info band on a skein of yarn. My Mother gave me the yarn for Christmas last year and then she hinted that she liked the yarn. So to be a smarty pants I decided to knit the pattern that came with it and give it back to her. I plan to save the paper info band that came with it to use as packaging for the shawl this year for Christmas.

This shawl was a blast to knit with worsted weight yarn. It worked up really fast and has just enough details in it to keep the knitting interesting but its not complicated in the least bit. It could be easily knit with a fingering weight yarn and made bigger by knitting more than the 7 sections that the pattern called for.

lafayette shawl


While the shawl is gorgeous it was really a pain to photograph. I had to take a picture in the natural light to get a decent picture of its colors. Not the easiest thing to do in the snow.

This is my first Christmas gift completed for this year and my first entry for the #shawlalong2016 which runs from January through March I believe. It’s in the Andre Sue Knits Ravelry Group as well as a few others.

I hope that you all have a happy, safe, and creative weekend.



Reflective Achromatize Hats

I’ve been wanting to try glow in the dark yarn for a while. I haven’t been able to get my hands on some glow in the dark yarn but I did manage to find some reflective yarn. The reflective yarn has a thin strand of a metal like substance that runs through the yarn. It reflects the flash when photographed. I’m curious to see what it will look like outside in the dark.

I really love the look of the hats which have a 90’s vibe to them but… knitting with the reflective yarn is less than desirable. By the time I finished knitting the second hat a felt like I had little scratches on my fingers. The discomfort was gone by the next day but yuck. I still have a whole ball of neon green that I didn’t even get into plus some left over pink and orange. So eventually you will see another hat or two like this.




Another Sock Head Hat

I finished another Sock Head Hat. I really enjoyed knitting this hat with thicker yarn and larger needles. Next time I knit this hat with a worsted weight yarn I will knit the cuff with size 4 needles and the body of the hat with size 6 needles. This time I used 4’s for the whole hat and it doesn’t have a lot of baggy slouch.