Monday, February 23, 2009

Adorable and Easy Knitting Project

I recently participated in a terrific swap on Ravelry in which participants swapped sock yarn, a Cookie A sock pattern and other goodies. I had a great time putting my package together and I received a very generous package in exchange. One of the things included was a skein of one of the most beautiful handspun yarns I've ever seen. Here is a picture:

Nice, hey?

I've been trying to decide what to do with it and today, I cast on a very cool and very easy project. Calorimetry is an online freebie pattern from Knitty for a hat-substitute that will work well when you are wearing your hair up in a ponytail or a big barrette. I estimate the entire project took me about 1 1/2 hours of knitting time. It was a breeze. This would be a great project for adults or young knitters. Please watch the size, as a lot of knitters have complained that it is a bit loose. I used 108 stitches for mine and I like the fit. You can really use just about any stitch count that is a multiple of 8.

Sorry this is cutting off on the side. You can click the picture to see the whole thing.

As always, I'd love to hear if you make one!!


  1. Love the colors and it looks great on you!!

  2. Hi Christine - I just popped on over from Flickr. I love this hat pattern and was looking for something quick and easy for some left over yarn. I think I just might give this one a go.

    I'm not good at hyperlinking on Flickr and wanted to pass along that doll knitting pattern. It can be found over at:

    Happy knitting :)

  3. Thanks, everyone! I love instant gratification knitting. :)

    Prairie Girl: Thank you so much for passing on the link to the doll sweater!

    For those of you who have the magazine Living Crafts, you will recognize this little doll sweater as the one from the Winter issue of the magazine. The author of the pattern was generous enough to share the pattern on the internet, too. It looks like a pretty simple knit. :)

  4. What a neat pattern. That wool is gorgeous!

  5. Christine,
    I've really been enjoying your blog lately. (I just don't usually have much of a chance to do anything that requires 2 hands - like type!) Thanks for sharing w/ us!


  6. Hee Hee...I know the feeling, Rachel. If you look back to where the 'knitting' begins on my blog, you will see the point at which I was able to do 'two-handed' things again after baby guy was born. :) (I think it was right around the time he started to crawl well.)