I am a walker. I walk, rain or shine, snow or sleet, happy or sad, come hell or high water. I walk because I must; on beaches, through canyons, up mountains, along rivers, through fields and forests.
Usually, I amble out the door with whatever tumbles out of the coat closet, pulling on jacket, mitts, scarves and hats as needed to facilitate the survival of this body I call home. In the fall, however, this casual approach falls short. If an ambler wants to maintain possession and function of her highest point, and I do, it is wise to top it off with a brilliant orange hat.
Here is my most recent version, Fudd Redux, a free knit hat pattern.
The actual color is Neon Mango, but I think it’s pretty hard to miss, don’t you? The style is big and slouchy, with just enough contrasting color to make the knitting fun.
It’s built of simple stitches and basic techniques. If you’re new to colorwork, just remember to keep your carried yarn held loosely at the back of your work and don’t float it for more than three stitches. Plymouth Encore is a highly affordable, soft, and durable superwash blend of 75% acrylic and 25% of wool.
Go, go ahead. Knit one for yourself. Knit one for each of your amblers and hunters and walkers-in-the-woods. You want their heads to glow in the dark. And when you are done warming and protecting all the people you love, put on your hat and go for a walk.
Download Fudd Redux, and cast on!
Like many of you, I was researching various masks to make for my friends and family and wanted one that could be made quickly, had a nice fit around the nose, and provided an option for a replaceable filter to provide a little more protection for myself and others nearby. So I fired up my sewing machine and started experimenting!
I finally came up with a mask that I was happy with, so I thought I'd share it.
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.