2016 Projects

Gradient Hat – completed 6 February.

  • My project page on Ravelry for the hat.
  • This hat is made from my own handspun yarn – 152 chain-plied yards of merino-silk gradient. I used this circular cast-on, increased evenly around, and then just knit until the yarn was gone. It’s quite warm and I like it a lot… but it does mat my hair down. Oh well!



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Merino/Tussah – completed 17 July.

  • The first of my Tour de Fleece spins this year was Ashland Bay merino/tussah; I spun two ounces of each of three colours and got around 115 yards of sport-weight yarn from each of them.
  • My project page on Ravelry for three mini-skeins of merino/tussah.



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Purple Pansies, completed 7 August.

  • My second Tour de Fleece spin was 348 yards of a merino/bamboo/nylon blend.
  • My project page on Ravelry for the handspun yarn.
  • This is destined to become socks some day!



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Two Washcloths – completed 7 August.



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Tiger, Tiger – completed 18 September.

  • I bought this yarn quite some time ago and finally got to knit it into socks. Next I’ll make a second pair for Michael!
  • My project page on Ravelry for the Tiger socks.
  • This is just a standard 64 stitch sock with a heel flap. The white toes are Valley Yarns Huntington; the Tiger yarn is Opal, from the Rainforest collection.



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Wee Sheepie – completed 18 October.

  • My brother requested a small sheep to keep him company in the car.
  • My project page on Ravelry for the little sheep.
  • The free pattern is Sheep Etu. I used leftovers from my stash for the body and feet, and Red Heart Buttercup in white for the ‘fleece’.



Karlin’s Floppy Hat – finished 27 December.

  • A quick floppy hat for a friend who usually likes bright pink things… but this time opted for a sedate gray.
  • My project page on Ravelry for Karlin’s Hat.
  • This is apparently the ninth time I’ve knit this free Basic Hat Pattern. It’s never let me down.



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