New Pattern! Waffle Weave Hat
This hat was designed for the sole purpose of showing you what it looks like (and how long it takes) to write and edit a knitting pattern.
Watch a snapshot of the editing process for writing a hat pattern. Several hours of writing, editing, and photoshopping to create a knitting pattern (and that doesn't even include the time it takes to design the pattern, spin the yarn, calculate the pattern, or knit the sample!)
The Waffle Weave Hat Pattern is available at http://midnightskyfibers.com/ or on Ravelry: Waffle Weave Baby Hat Pattern.
About the hat pattern:
Simple waffle weave stitch creates a textured hat that fits closely to the head without stretching out and shows off handspun yarn nicely. The four row pattern is easy to memorize, and the hat uses just 75 yards of yarn. The decreasing at the top of the hat is designed to maintain the waffle weave stich patter for as long as posisble without distorting the purl bump rows.
Baby- 6 inches high, stretches from 12-16 inches around.
Intermediate- Need to know how to decrease and work on double pointed needles.
-75 yards of Midnightsky Fibers Handspun or a light worsted weight yarn
-Size 5/3.75mm double pointed needles
-Tapestry needle to weave in ends
5 stitches/inch in waffle weave pattern.
You can substitute a dk or light worsted weight yarn for the handspun. You can use self-striping, hand dyed, or solid- the more solid colored the yarn is, the more the waffle weave pattern will show up.
Q&A for Nov 1:
In this Q&A:
-Yarn samples from Midnightsky Fibers- handspun yarn samples (in the handspun yarn section).
-Knitting Patterns for the kindle- Midnightsky Fibers knitting patterns are available through amazon for the kindle. Watch the video to see how the pictures look on the kindle. Patterns are also available for download as a PDF at http://midnightskyfibers.com/
-Knitting patterns on the kindle.
-Firestar vs angelina spinning fibers- what each one is, and how to use.
-What is carbonized bamboo spinning fiber and how it is different from bamboo spinning fiber
-The type of socks I actually knit and wear
-What are mill ends
-Quick knits for fall
Super Fine Spinning:
Watch as I spin yarn for socks on my very very fast flyer for the lendrum. LOVE this flyer! See how small it is comared to most? It spins MUCH faster than most other wheels can handle, part of the reason I chose my lendrum (that, and the fact that it folds but is tall- important since I take my wheel boating but also need a wheel that allows for my long legs to fit!).
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