Handmade Gifts, Hat, Mittens/Gloves, Socks, Tin Can Knits

September Finished Projects

*this is just a test post to see how I like a monthly project round up

Sport weight socks are so fasts to knit up and it turns into a lovely dense warm sock! These are for my Hubby for Christmas.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: Hubby
  • PATTERN: 64 sts with sport weight yarn
  • SIZE: Men’s 10.5
  • STARTED: June 11th 2017
  • COMPLETED: Sept. 6th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks bare sport weight – hand dyed by me with jacquards sapphire dye
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 294 yards
  • NEEDLES: 2.75 mm/US # 2
  • METHOD: two at a time toe up magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: I casted on 28 sts (14 on each needle) – inc to 64 sts – knit foot of sock for 8.5 inches – added gusset and heel from the socks on a plane pattern – knit leg for 1.5 inches – knit 10 row 2×2 rib for cuff – stretchy bind off
  • NOTES: next time knit the leg for three inches and the cuff for 20 rounds

The waffle stitch pattern gives fun texture with out a lot of fuss. It’s easy to knit yet at the same time it adds just enough stitch change to keep it interesting.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Daughter
  • PATTERN: none
  • SIZE: 10.5
  • STARTED: April 4th
  • COMPLETED: September 15th
  • YARN: Heels, Toes, & Cuffs with Knit Picks Bare! And Knit Picks Felici in the shade of Bubble
  • HANDDYED: na 
  • YARDAGE: 319 yards
  • WEIGHT: 72 grams
  • NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1
  • METHOD: two at a time toe up with an afterthought heel
  • MODIFICATIONS: na
  • NOTES: na

I love the way a ribbed hat looks. I’m not the biggest fan of knitting ribbing. However, this donation hat knit up really well.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: two by two by Anne Gagnon *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: July 8th
  • COMPLETED: Aug 26th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Ash
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 169
  • WEIGHT: 81 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: I started the ribbing and got tired of knitting ribbing so I switched to stockingette
  • NOTES: hat turned out huge because of my modifications – next time follow the pattern

I love the Barley Hat pattern it has just enough stitch texture to keep it interesting yet at the same time I can knit on it while watching NASCAR and not have to worry about messing the pattern up as I either cheer on my driver or curse out the drivers that get in his way. On a side note… keeping my hands busy has probably saved my remote from being chucked across the room a time or two.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude.
  • PATTERN: Barley by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 15th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 16th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Alalfa
  • HANDDYED: na
  • YARDAGE: 125 yards
  • WEIGHT: 60 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles and magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

Mittens are such a practical gift. They along with hats are much needed in my area for several months out of the year.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas gift
  • PATTERN: Maize Mittens by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 15th
  • COMPLETED: December 20th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the Sade of Pucker
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 121 yards
  • WEIGHT: 58 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.0 mm/ US 6
  • METHOD: two at a time via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

My Grandma saw the pink set of mittens that I knit and dropped hints… This pair is for her!


RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas gift
  • PATTERN: Worlds Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: Sept 20th
  • COMPLETED: Sept 22nd 
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of White
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 133 yards
  • WEIGHT: 64 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US size 6
  • METHOD: two at a time via magic loop
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

The helix hat pattern has enough interest to make me keep knitting without putting it down. It’s not a hard pattern at all but you have to remember to drop your current strand of yarn and pick up new strands of yarn in the right places. The stripes do not go the whole way around the hat and it has a spiraled look to it if you look closely.

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: My Son
  • PATTERN: Stashbusting Helix Hats by Jessica Rose *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: one size
  • STARTED: Sept 23rd
  • COMPLETED: Sept 24th
  • YARN: Red Heart Super Saver scraps in the shades of black, bright yellow, and pumpkin
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 101.1 yards
  • WEIGHT: 55 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: next time add .5 to 1 inches before starting the decreases

I also finished up my Christmas knitting with these two hats. I love how they turned out and I will be knitting this pattern again sometime in the near future. The pattern has just enough rib to give it an interesting texture but not enough to drive me crazy. I need to learn how to purl continentally so that I don’t have to flip the yarn back and forth. I can knit continentally but my standard go to is English style knitting.

RAVELRY NOTES

hat on mannequin head

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas Gift
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 20th
  • COMPLETED: September 25th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shade of Sliver
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE: 122.7
  • WEIGHT: 59 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

RAVELRY NOTES

  • GIFT RECIPIENT: Christmas Gift
  • PATTERN: Bankhead Hats by Susie Gourlay *free on Ravelry
  • SIZE: Large
  • STARTED: September 20th
  • COMPLETED: September 25th
  • YARN: Lion Brand Heartland in the shade of Mount Rainier
  • HANDDYED: no
  • YARDAGE:116.7
  • WEIGHT: 66 grams
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
  • METHOD: circular needles & dpn’s
  • MODIFICATIONS: none
  • NOTES: none

During the month of September I finished 8 projects that used a total of 4005 ft or 1335 yards or .76 miles of yarn. I also worked on two blankets. 


I hope that you all have a happy, safe, and creative October. Mine is going to be filled with extra cleaning, laundry, cooking, and of coarse craft sale preparations. See you all on the flip side!!! ❤ Missy

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