April 2017 KALFH Projects

Last month, I was lucky enough to host a Knit Graffiti Trunk Show at my LYS. Yes, I know I design my own patterns but I'm a big fan of supporting amazing women around me. I have a lovely, albeit long-distance, relationship with Lesley, and wanted to promote her designs in my area. 

So April is pretty much an ode to Knit Graffiti

Remember! 

If you're in the Portland/Beaverton, OR area, you can always come take these classes in person with me at Nitro Knitters

 Whittle Hat by Lesley Anne Robinson

Whittle Hat by Lesley Anne Robinson

Tuesday, April 11, 2017: Whittle Hat

This adorable hat matches the Chop Mitts and the Carve Cowl, also patterns designed by Lesley.

Materials

  • A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/whittle-hat
  • Worsted weight yarn in a solid or tonal colorway, 50-200 yds depending on size being made
  • US 5 16" circular needle (not noted on pattern, but trust me!)
  • US 8 16" circular needle and DPNs
  • Stitch marker

Finished sizes: 

  • Baby: 12" circumference, uses 50 yds
  • Child: 15" circumference, uses 110 yds
  • Adult Small: 18" circumference, uses 145 yds (the hat shown above is an Adult Small modeled on a 22" circumference head)
  • Adult Large: 20" circumference, uses 190 yds
 Deco Mug Mat by Lesley Anne Robinson

Deco Mug Mat by Lesley Anne Robinson

Tuesday, April 18, 2017: Deco Mug Mat

The perfect brioche-alicious instant gratification project to get you familiar with the technique (and use up scrap yarn!)

Materials

  • A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deco-mug-mat
  • DK or worsted weight yarn in two colors – high contrast is recommended; one can be as variegated/striped as you like, the second should be solid/tonal: 50 yds of each color
  • US 7 (4.5mm) circular needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Row Counter

Finished Size: 8 x 8 inches measured at longest and widest points

 Washed Ashore hat by Lesley Anne Robinson

Washed Ashore hat by Lesley Anne Robinson

Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Washed Ashore Hat

An extra thick beanie with delightful details: lacework, cables and even some bobble knots!

Materials

  • A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/washed-ashore
  • Worsted Weight yarn in a solid or tonal - see quantities below
  • Fingering Weight yarn in a solid or tonal - see quantities below
  • US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle
  • US 6 (4mm) set of DPNs (or 40” circular for magic loop method)
  • US 3 (3.25mm) 16” circular needle
  • US 3 (3.25mm) set of DPNs (or 40” circular for magic loop method)
  • Small crochet hook (size E or F)
  • Stitch markers

Finished sizes: 

  • Adult Small: 19" circumference, 8.5" height; uses 120 yds worsted weight yarn and 150 yds fingering weight yarn(the hat shown above is an Adult Small modeled on a 22" circumference head)
  • Adult Large: 21" circumference, 9" height; uses 150 yds worsted weight yarn and 200 yds fingering weight yarn

Keep in touch!

If you're on social media, feel free to tag #unapologeticknitter (or use @notsorryknitter on IG) so I can see your amazing creations! I can't wait to KALFH with you!