Knitting – Wednesday WIP – Child’s Scarf

My WIP (work in progress) this week is a child’s scarf made in a favorite pattern, #147 on the New-Stitch-A-Day site.  This is an easy slip-stitch pattern that can be changed by count or color to give different two-color designs.  Free pattern is found here:  http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-ridge-check-stitch/

I’m using #7 needles with a #4 white sparkly yarn and Lion Brand Lb. of Love #4 Bubblegum yarn.

Finished last week:

Used bulky #5 Premier Deborah Norville Collection yarn in a variegated Spring color and #9 circular needles. The turtleneck collar is turned down halfway in this photo.  This is a free Ravelry pattern:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shaded-collar

I also used the same pattern and needles to make another neckwarmer from bulky #5 Premier Deborah Norville Collection yarn in a variegated Gold color.

 

The cowls feature a new-to-me crocheted bind-off.

Knitting – Wednesday WIP – Neckwarmer-Cowl with Crocheted Bind-off

My WIP (work in progress) this week is a neck warmer/cowl that seems to fit the criteria I’ve been looking for in one of these patterns: no lace, warm and comfortable around neck, extends onto chest about 5 inches. I’m doing this piece in bulky #5 Premier Deborah Norville Collection yarn (Golden) and #9 circular needles. This is a free Ravelry pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shaded-collar

Finished last week: The Santa Claus mittens which turned out very well.

I added a little round nose. Pattern for nose:
Nose: With pink, CO 3 sts.
Row 1 kfb across: 6 sts
Row 2 purl
Row 3 knit
Row 4 purl
Row 5 k2tog across to make 3 sts
Break off, thread tail through remaining sts, pull up, and tie off. Use CO tail to weave through edge sts all the way around nose piece. Pull up to round out nose. Tie off. Sew to center of face, on top of beard, just below hat brim.

Knitting – WIP Wednesday – Santa Mittens

 

My WIP this week is a pair of Santa mittens for the Pine Ridge children. I saw a picture online of cute, easy mittens with a Santa face – no pattern – but it will be easy to adapt my favorite mitten pattern. I’ve completed the hat portion and part of the face, doing two-at-a-time.  I’m using #4 worsted yarn and #7 circular needles.  My “go-to” pattern for easy mittens is here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/handy-mittens—with-fingerless-option

I completed the lace portion of the cowl that I started last week and, as I feared, the lace work was not up to par. I unraveled it and finished off the piece as a short neck warmer.

I’m still looking for a good pattern for a neck warmer that extends down onto the chest (without lace).