Yay- I'm so excited you made my pattern! It's my first one- I'm sorry you had trouble with it. The blanket turned out beautifully. Would you mind sharing your fixes to the pattern so I can update it on my blog? Thanks! farrah
Wow- thanks, everyone! Your comments are totally making my week.
To answer someone's question- the blanket took a little over a month, but I wasn't exclusive to it until the very end when it got to crunch time.
The pattern may look complicated, but it is actually pretty darn easy. You start with a circle in the center and then just add rings around the circle. And it's all garter stitch, so it's pretty good TV knitting.
amybarnett- It's hard for me to say, but I think I would rate this as an intermediate project. It does have an unconventional cable and a lace pattern, but the directions are excellent and in two forms: they are spelled out in words and in chart form. Also, hats are small, so if you make a mistake it's pretty easy to rip it back and fix it. I would definitely recommend trying it not only because it's a great end product but also because it will give you more knitting confidence.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport, purchased 20% off from Sonny & Shear (I love them!) Needles: Size 4 DPNs and 16" circulars Modifications: None, really. Used a sport weight instead of a DK yarn and made the Large size instead of the Medium to compensate for gauge.
This pattern is super fun to knit and wonderfully written. More info on the blog. Thanks for looking!
Thanks for the review of the yarn. I'm definitely going to make a baby sweater...I was thinking about making Trellis from knitty. I thought the color would look really nice with some wood toggle buttons- like it would give off a Starsky & Hutch type of feel. Except Baby Starsky (so probably less guns and drugs).
Pattern: Herringbone Mittens - free pattern from Elliphantom Needles: Size 4 and 6 DPNs Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool Merino Modifications: original pattern had pompoms, but I didn't think the recipient would be into them.
I cannot recommend this pattern highly enough- it is SO much fun to knit and I think it makes a really well-shaped mitten.