beanie

Knitting Class: Finished Projects!

This week, the ladies of Ubuyama finished up their first sets of knitting! As you remember, the first week they made a basic scarf with tassels. The next week was a seed-stitch cowl and today they finished their pom-pom slouchy beanies! Here are some pictures of their finished works; let's congratulate them!

They were all beginner knitters, so both them and I are very proud of what they achieved in a month. They have really good tension and their stitches were very nice and even.

For next week's lesson they want to make leg-warmers, which I think will be a good introduction to measuring gauge and adjusting the number of stitches for better fits.

Test Knitters Needed!

Calling out to all knitters! So you may have noticed that I have been rather slow on releasing my patterns. Well, my poor excuses are that I've been busy knitting updated versions of my older designs and making sure the patterns have been edited for mistakes (which is quite difficult). So I thought, why not ask for some help? If you have some extra yarn in your stash, have some free time and want a new project to work on, I do have some patterns for you! When you sign up for a project, you will be getting the pattern for free as all of these will be going on Raverly and Etsy for purchase.

I just need one person per pattern to knit and point out any problematic areas but the patterns are:

Sakura Shawl

Sakura Shawl

Sakura Shawl:
Difficulty level: Medium

Requires knowledge of short rows, working lace and picking up stitches.

Kikyou Shawl

Kikyou Shawl

Kikyou Shawl

Difficulty level: Medium

Requires knowledge of short rows, working intricate lace, picking up stitches and picot bind-off.

Kyokuro Boushi

Kyokuro Boushi

Kyokuro Boushi

Difficulty level: Advanced Beginner

Requires knowledge of knitting in the round, working cables.

Lovely Leaves Shawl

Lovely Leaves Shawl

Lovely Leaves Shawl

Difficulty level: Medium

Requires knowledge of working lace

If you are interested, contact me on my FB page or email me at fdanoy [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Noro Yarn Diagonal Slouchie Beanie - Complete!

I've also managed to finish knitting my husband's birthday present: another slouchie beanie! I used a slip-stitch pattern for the first time. It was really easy and fun to do. The pattern I used for it creates alternating right and left diagonal lines all the way up the hat. I'm still debating whether or not to write up a pattern for this but in the mean time, I will enjoy wearing this around the house and at work until I give it to my hubby in Japan.

Image @ Athena Danoy Photography