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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! 

March 2017 KALFH Projects

March?! Already? C'mon now... it was just January like last week, right? 

No? 

Fiiiiiiiiine... this year can just keep marching forward at it's blistering pace. Thankfully that means new projects to look forward to!

In March I'm doing some traveling. Not only is a girlfriend of mine getting married in Cancun (!!! I know! I've never been and I'm so excited) but it's my Mum's 60th birthday so back home to Canadia I go! So my March projects are all about the quick knits - Aran or Bulky weight projects that are sure to become wardrobe staples!

Remember! 

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

North Country Mitts by Drearenee Knits

North Country Mitts by Drearenee Knits

Tuesday, March 7th: North Country Mitts

  • Aran weight mitts with a timeless stitch pattern design!

Materials

Finished Size

  • One size fits most adult women: 7 inches, un-stretched circumference
Alpine Trail hat by Jill Zielenski

Alpine Trail hat by Jill Zielenski

Tuesday, March 21st: Alpine Trail Hat

  • A bulky weight hat – a braided cable adorns the brim of this oversize, slouchy hat. Knit in a bulky weight yarn this is a super fun and quick knit. Topped off with a big pom pom, this hat is sure to be a new favorite!

Materials

  • A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpine-trail
  • Bulky weight yarn in a solid color; 225 yds
  • US 10 (6mm) 16” circular needle
  • US 10 (6mm) DPNs
  • Stitch marker
  • Smooth scrap yarn in Worsted or Aran weight (cotton or superwash wooly highly recommended) – approximately 1 yd in length
  • Pom pom maker – 2 ½” size (green Clover)

Finished Sizes

  • Small (Medium, Large): ~16 (17.5, 19)” / 40.5 (44.5, 48.5) cm circumference; 10 (10.5, 11)” / 25.5 (26.5, 28) cm tall
    • Sample size is a Medium; typically worn on a 22” circumference head
Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond

Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond

Tuesday, March 28th: Arika Cowl

  • A bulky weight shawl cowl that is knit flat, like a short scarf, and seamed. Amazing fringe is added to up the style factor!

Materials

Finished Size

  • One size fits most adult women

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!