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March 15

Warm, Winter Whites

It feels totally silly to post up my winter knits now that the weather is turning to spring here in Chicago.  But here we are, as I try to squeeze in as many of my winter garments from 2015/2016 onto the blog before it’s officially Spring.

Luckily the weather was still a bit chilly when we took these photos, as I still needed my down jacket.

Hat & Gloves Set

My hat is the Purl Knit Turban pattern and my gloves are made using All the Water pattern.

Both of these small projects, I knit during the winter of 2014/15.  Yes you’re reading that correctly.  2014/2015, as in last year; somehow I moved on to other projects before completing these two.

With the hat, I needed to finish that front gather section piece and the gloves were only waiting for me to weave in the ends.  Totally silly…

Sometimes I just drop the ball at the very end and start knitting something else and forget about the earlier projects.

Purl Knit Turban

In any case, I did finally finish these up in early 2016.  It put a little spring in my step to have a knit hat and gloves finished so quickly.  :D

The hat pattern was a pretty quick knit.  Yarn used??  I’m sorry to say have no idea.  I made this so long ago with a remnant of yarn I had in my stash that I don’t even recall it.  I know its a super wash worsted-weight wool, if that’s any help for you.  It feels very squishy soft and has lots of stretch.

Knit Purl Turban

When I make hats, I generally just keep trying them on to figure out how long to make them & figure out my decreases at the crown on the fly (referencing the pattern of course).  I often don’t even keep track of the changes as I generally only make one hat from a given pattern.

The one change I can tell you is that I knit a little band on the front instead of doing the yarn wraps that the pattern called for.  I just think mine is a bit cleaner of a look in this way – personal preference change.

Purl Knit Turban

For the cable-knit gloves, I know I used a Cascade 220, worsted-weight yarn – which was also a stash buster for me.  With my mini hands, I cast on fewer stitches than what was called for on the original Sm/Med sized glove.  I just had to do a bit of refiguring to keep the cable sections centered on the front of the gloves.

All the Water Gloves

All the Water Gloves

I made this hat and glove set in this winter white to match all of my other winter accessories.  I frequently knit a hat in say a bright purple and realize I have nothing else to match with it.  Needless to say, I have many winter accessory orphans in my closet.

In the winter I look like a crazy, color-blind gal wearing a purple hat, green & white scarf with brown gloves.  Not exactly the best look – especially from a maker of things.

All the Water Gloves

So this glove and hat set – while it can be worn together quite easily, I made them to coordinate with all of my other colored pieces. (So I don’t look too crazy…)

Hat & Gloves

Took these photos in front of an obliging fence on walk to Sunday brunch.  As such, I tried to keep these as relaxed and natural, as this is what I generally look like on a Sunday morning.  :D  I do feel like I missed an opportunity for some victory rolls in this knit turban… perhaps next time.

Happy Knitting!

  1. Donna / Mar 15 2016

    The hat and gloves are adorable!!

  2. Charlotte Powell / Mar 15 2016

    oh those beautiful gloves. You are so clever!

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