Monday, December 07, 2009

Check

Malabrigo Hat? Check. Mock Cable Socks? Check. Two more Christmas presents checked off the to knit list (and two more checked off that list when I found lovely shop gifts this weekend) means the control thing might not just be an illusion this year!

Pattern: Skye Rib Hat - Dreamcatcher
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted - Forest - about half a skein
Needles: 4mm DPNs
Started: 19 November 2009
Finished: 07 December 2009

This is my second version of this pattern, a great beanie which is super stretchy enough to fit all but the biggest noggins I would think. Thank you Dreamcatcher for a great classic pattern. The Malabrigo is so lovely for a snug hat as it so soft around your face and I'm hoping there might be enough left in the skein for a second.

Pattern: Lacy Mock Cable Socks - Scarlett Knits
Yarn: Regia Kaffe Fasset Design Line - Shade 4250
Needles: 2.25 mm DPNs
Started: 28 August 2009
Finished: 06 December 2009

Love this pattern. Wins an award from me for a stitch pattern that looks fabulously complicated but is a real doddle to do. The only reason that these malingered around is that I kept saving them for my short journeys travelling project because of their simplicity. I might be tempted to go up to a 2.5mm needle if I did them again but I'm trusting the stretch in the ribby lace will make them fit the recipient.

I'm off to keep up the knitting so that Santa doesn't have to lend me any elves this year.

14 comments:

marycatharine said...

The mock cable socks are so pretty! You're being very productive :)

T. said...

GOod thing Santa doesn't need to lend you his elves - b/c I'm in desparate need of them!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Oh Sarah -- you have been very busy. I love the socks. The yarn is so pretty. I can't wait to see what comes next!

kms said...

oh what a great hat, and a great use of extra malabrigo worsted that a person might have lying around... and i love those socks too, two patterns now added to my queue!!

raining sheep said...

Love those socks! I am not allowed to make socks until I finish my sweater.

Rachel said...

Wow--you are rolling right along with your gifts! Way to go! Both look great!

Charity said...

It sounds like you're doing great! Those socks are so sweet, love the stitch pattern. :o)

Linda said...

They are great knits aren't they! I have just oen Christmas knit to make and I am not doing well with it.

dreamcatcher said...

Love the socks and the Skye hat looks great in the Malabrigo :-) Even better that you can probably get two hats out of one skein!

clarabelle said...

What beautiful presents! I'm sure the recipients will love them (if not, then violence is allowed). X

knitting sprouts said...

oh well done - i have only one christmas knit on the go and even then it feels strange to be giving woollens in summer.

Bells said...

those socks were the first 'complicated' pattern I did. I soon realised how not so complicated they were. I have since done them again on 2.5 because they were way too small the first time. Also upped the stitch count once.

t does wool said...

you are making some beautiful gifts Sarah!...love them.

Lynne said...

They both look great. That mock cable pattern is great, isn't it?

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