• Hat,  Knitting in the round

    A Trio Of Hats

    2013 was the year that I finally gave knitting in the round a try, my verdict? Hmmm the jury is still out. I bought some really beautiful Knit Pro Symfonie circular knitting needles, and whilst at the beginning it was all great, trying to then do the decreases and carry on knitting with fewer stitches was really difficult. I tried the magic loop method, but I still found it very difficult. When I researched the problem, it was suggested to use double pointed needles when you start the decreases, but as you can knit in the round with double pointed needles anyway, why would you not just do that? What’s…

  • Scarf,  Uncategorized

    First Scarf

    For my second attempt at knitting I decided to be a bit more adventurous and knit my friend's boy a scarf. I decided on Rico Essential Merino Aran for the wool in navy, tangerine and burgundy, and I knitted the scarf using my favourite Addi aluminium 5mm needles. Completely unintentionally the scarf ended up being slightly Hogwarts-eque, which is no surprise seeing as I am a HUGE fan! I was really pleased with the end results, and more importantly my friend and her boy love it! My favourite moment was when I saw them last. When his mum asked him who knitted him the scarf, two year old M smiled…