Saturday, February 16, 2008

Holiday FOs

The long Chinese New Year break is over and it's back to the grindstone at the office. The usual masses of emails blinking for attention and numerous meetings to catch up with.

JS left for his 3rd year at Monash Uni in Melbourne last night with more of Mum's 'every stitch with love' FOs. While knitting the Grey Alpaca jumper (previous blog) he mentioned he'd like a vest and a 3 in 1 scarf-ski mask-hat 'thing' he's seen cyclists wearing.

After much Googling I saw this Buff and with additional inspiration from the Magknits Malagaiter here's my version. I'm afraid I forgot to take a snapshot of the knitted tube :(

Pattern: Ideas from the Buff and Magknits Malagaiter
Notes: Mistake Rib (gives a good stretchy tube), thin 5 ply yarn makes its easier to fold for hat
Size (stretched) : 14" length by 10" wide (to fit face or head circumference)
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills, 5 ply Classic 100% wool
Amount: about 360 m , Needles: 3.5mm

Pattern: Petrol from (modified with a 4 row K2P2 rib at bottom)

Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran, Jet black

Amount:8.5 x 50g x 95yds

Size (finished) : chest 36" length 25"

Loose bed socks from DK scraps knitted toe-up.

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