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Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Fifth Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting -Fourth Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog

For Him on V-day: My Guy Beanie!

Shown in colors: Grey(ish), Gun Metal(ish) and Red(ish)

My Guy Hat
Slouchy Beanie

When designing for guys, I always say simple is best. That's why I love plain ol' beanies. They're a great way

Free Hat Friday and a Bernat Softee Chunky Giveaway!

Welcome to the first installment of Free Hat Fridays! Every Friday this month, we'll be bringing you a brand new exclusive hat pattern and a chance for you to win 3 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky to get you back to school and back to stitching in style.

This week, we're starting things off with an exclusive new pattern

Guest Post: Natalie Zee of Coquette Maman!

Natalie Zee Drieu

Hi there! I'm Natalie Zee Drieu, a designer, writer, crafty mama, and founder of the kids' fashion blog, Coquette Maman. When I first

Finishing the Brioche Stitch Hat - Video Help

Project – Brioche Stitch Hat
Patons Pattern Book #500880 – Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in Dark Grey
Blogger – JDknits

This week I received a plea from another knitter to explain how in the heck you're supposed to sew up the Brioche Hat.

I'll admit it took me a

Cool Cables for a Cold Day

I've finished my latest project in record speed - just in time to enjoy during a cold weather snap! I knitted the Cool Cables hat in just a couple of evenings and even seamed it up in time to wear for an evening trip to the grocery store! What's more,

Girlie Skull

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Nice to finally finish this project.  The crown decreases did indeed progress quickly.  And then the hat sat around on my knitting table and waited . . . and waited . . . and waited.

How Goes the Skull?

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my hat is slowly growing.  What do you think of my progress so far?  I really like the pink skull.  A white one might have contrasted too much with the rich burgundy background.

More Skull Goodness

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Buoyed by the success of my skull hat, I thought I'd try a girlie version.  Since my last hat was a wee bit snug, I'm gonna go up in needle size to 6mm just to make sure the sizing is

FO - Vine Lace Beret

Project – Vine Lace Beret
Patons pattern book #500879, Breathtaking
Yarn –  Patons Lace color #33129 Porcelain
Blogger – terriknitspatons

As a rule, hats are a quick knit.  This project has the added bonus of being beautiful.  A lot of bang for your knitting buck.

And the Skull Is . . .

Project – Skull Hoodie
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

A wee bit snug--argh!!  I had checked my gauge, but I forgot about intarsia and how colour-work sometimes makes me tighten my gauge **sigh**

Thankfully all is not lost. 

a lacey beret

Project – Vine Lace Beret
Patons pattern book #500879, Breathtaking
Yarn –  Patons Lace color #33129 Porcelain
Blogger – terriknitspatons

When I learned that Patons was getting ready to release a lace yarn I practically did cartwheels.  I knit a lot of lace

Quick Hat-FO

Project – Striped Band Hat
Pattern Book – Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool

When I said in my last post this would be a quick hat, I wasn't joking. This is a very quick hat pattern--and completely perfect for using up those partial skeins of Patons Classic Wool. I love it

Leftovers

When I cast off my Faded Cables Pullover and was itching to start something quick and easy, serendipity came into play as I had just gotten a hold of the book, Luxury Knits. Inside is the cutest pattern, the Striped Band hat. One of those quick to knit, easy to modify, and open to lots of color choices sort

Quick & Cozy

Project – Giant Stitch Hat and Scarf
Patons book # 500880
Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in #77605 Pumpkin
Blogger – K1Paula2

To anyone looking for a quick and stylish gift to make, I suggest the Giant Stitch Hat and Scarf:

The Beret's second go-round

Project – Girl’s Beret
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Whew!  Fixing the Girl's Beret to actually fit my daughter's head was not nearly the challenge I expected it to be.  I ripped back the picot row, and the three

Will I ever size a hat right?

Project – Girl’s Beret
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Still working from the Mini-Me booklet from Bernat, I'm now working on the matching hat to the Girl's Cardigan pictured on the front.   I love crocheting hats - two hours

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming

Project - Funky Beret
Patons Project Book - 500874 Bamboo Baby and Bunnies
Yarn - Patons Bamboo Baby 91420 Really Rose
Blogger - knittinjen

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program for a baby project. This is for a certain expectant mother who shall remain nameless (don’t worry DH, it isn’t me).

I saw

Magical Hat

Project – Brioche Stitch Hat
Patons Pattern Book #500880 – Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in Dark Grey
Blogger – JDknits

So, when last we spoke, I was about to embark on the odd task of turning this:

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