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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Snug hat and scarf outfit....





Here's my latest hat and scarf set which I think proves what can be made from value yarn.  To be exact it is "Wonder Knit" from Poundstretcher. This is a double knit yarn that comes in various shades and is supposed to make a pattern of flowers.  Simple maths tells me that the pattern on the yarn label photograph must require a quite specific number of stitches per row.  Sadly, that information was missing on the label and my number of stitches wasn't quite right. But the pattern is still pretty.  This is also a lovely soft yarn to work with and it seems to go a long way, so I can recommend it.  

The hat pattern I used is the Two By Two Basic Beanie here on Ravelry.  This is going to be a very useful pattern to me as it comes is a range of sizes from baby to large adult.  It is seam-free and has a neat crown.  As it is such a simple design, lots of knitters jazz it up with bright colours and stripes.

The next photo shows the scarf better.  I didn't follow a pattern for this.  Instead, I simply cast on 36 stitches and knitted the feather and fan stitch until I ran out of yarn.  It took a whole 100g and is long enough to wrap around the neck twice.




I couldn't resist taking the next photo.  It shows the red paper clips that I use as stitch markers.  I actually rescued these after my daughter threw them away.  Waste not, want not.  I needed markers when I was decreasing the crown of the hat.  I simply slipped on a paperclip at appropriate times and used 2 paperclips to show the end of the round.  Perfect.




***PS: for anyone looking for my "Grow Your Blog" post, here is the LINK.***


17 comments:

  1. Well even with the glitch, the hat looks quite pretty, and the details do look like little flowers. The scarf is pretty too! Wendy x

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  2. I do like the set. I doubt any knitter produced any but Monet flowers.

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  3. Stopping by from the Grow Your Blog event. Your hat and scarf turned out lovely. I sew, knit and crochet too.

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  4. Paperclips! That's Genius!! Lovely hat and scarf as well.

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  5. Hi Una,
    Those colours you've used for your set are just delicious. The dainty
    little pattern is too cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  6. Love the hat & scarf, thanks for sharing about the wool, I will look out for it. Vee x

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  7. Wow, they're so pretty. I love the colors and the design. It all reminds me of a flannel nightgown I once had which I really loved.

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  8. I really like the colours of your hat, and I think it has knitted up as it is meant to. Great idea with the paperclips!

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  9. Very nicely done, Una! And that's a brilliant idea to use paper clips for stitch markers.

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  10. It turned out very nice. Love the pattern on the hat. I like your tip about using paperclips for stitch markers. I've used hook style earrings before but I think paperclips would work better. :)
    xx Beca

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  11. The yarn is very pretty. Great idea about the paper clips.

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  12. What a pretty hat and scarf - sometimes you simply can't go wrong with value yarn. And I think they do look like flowers!

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  13. Hi Una,
    That is one very beautiful hat and scarf set. Love the way you stitch mark using paper clips. That's a fantastic idea!!

    Have a good weekend!!

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  14. The hat and scarf are lovely :) I'm going to keep an eye out for that yarn!!

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  15. Great idea about the paperclips! The hat and scarf are very pretty indeed! xx

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  16. Yes I agree too about using the paper clips! What a beautiful hat and scarf set you made!

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  17. These are just lovely, Una! What a pretty pattern. I miss knitting; I've been crocheting a lot, and my hands miss the relaxation of knitting. I've never done anything fancy with little flowers in the pattern, and I would love to. Looks like you found a winning pattern!

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