Holiday · Knitting

Warm Fuzzies for Christmas

I believe nothing shows you care like a hand knitted gift. Casual knitting is one of my favorite things to do. But finishing a knitting project, wooof, that’s a commitment  My mother has always said, “Never knit a man a sweater unless there is a ring on your finger.”

This is something (“Something” being the operative word) that I had been knitting on for weeks. What was it? Couldn’t tell you…

Hello?
Hello?

So I tore it out and made my boyfriend a hat to keep his little bald head warm.

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I totally made up the pattern but it is very easy. Just make a gauge and then measure the head you are knitting for and subtract 1/2 an inch. The pattern repeat is 14 stitches so you can figure out how many stitches to cast on:

Row 1: K1, P2, K1, P2, K6 (This is your cable), P2,

Row 2: K4, P2, K6, P2

Row 3: Repeat row 1

Row 4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: K1, P2, K1, P2, C3 front, K3, K3 off cable needle, P2

Repeat these five rows until it is time to decrease.

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IMG_4334I liked his hat so much I made one for myself. The repeat on this one is:

Row 1: K1, P3 x number of repeats

Row 2: K3, P1 x number of repeats

ONE IS NEVER ENOUGH! So I made Ricky a scarf too. This yarn is alpaca *sigh* and a dream to knit with.

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Merry Christmas Ricky!
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Christmas Scarf!


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One thought on “Warm Fuzzies for Christmas

  1. Your boyfriend could be – no, IS the most handsome man I have ever seen! What a lucky gal you are!!

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