Today I knit a quick and easy hat for a yule gift. The knitting went a little like this - cast on, single rib for six rows, commence lace pattern. Work 1st row. Work 2nd row. Work 3rd row. Work 4th row. See the pattern emerging? Work 5th row. Realise a stitch is missing. Rip back 3 rows. Re-work 3rd row. Re-work 4th row. Re-work 5th row. Realise a stitch is missing. Hmm a new pattern emerging I think. Rip back 3 rows. Re-work 3rd row counting and checking every single stitch. Re-work 4th row. Re-work 5th. Continue with pattern.
Heave a sigh of relief at finally establishing the lace pattern and zoom through the rest of the knitting.
Find a beautiful girl to model the too-large hat.:
|Luckily the hat is for one of the big girls, most probably the model's mum :)|
|See - fairly simple repeat right?|
Pattern - Erie by Helen Ardley (free supplement with Let's Knit November 2011).
Yarn - Wendy Serenity super chunky
Amount - approximately 90g
Needles - Pair of 9mm
Time to knit - 90 minutes (eventually!!)
Difficulty level - Hahahahaha
Let's hope the scarf isn't as awkward!