Swatching instructions say to knit a swatch using the larger needles (I got gauge with size 4) working in the rnd or back and forth using two colors, any stranded pattern we wanted, since we don't have the chart yet. We're to aim for 6 1/2 sts/in. Sport weight or DK would be most suitable.
We will get one part of the pattern each week. Today (If you're reading this on Monday, January 30th) we get the first "clue." It will be fun to see what the project turns into. It isn't too late to join us if you want. It isn't a race. Just a fun thing to do together. All you need is the pattern (see link above) and 5 skeins of sport-weight yarn, each a different color. Just get your pattern and yarn and join us! We get the last clue February 27, 2012. You can buy the pattern later, but it will cost more, and you need to finish with the group to qualify for the drawings. (Yes, there are prizes!)
Thanks! I still used components of the original pattern... I really like this colorway, BTW. Must softer and spring like.
Very cute! I like your changes.
Thanks, Wendy, Mary liked them too!
That's good! I am re-thinking mine. I may start completely over - new idea!
I took both of mine to the guild meeting today, and everyone loved them... of course, I had to model for pics (sigh)...my hair was a mess! They loved MY version, but our guild leader is using blue and turquoise for her logo on her new business card, so she love the original... luckily I brought them both home with me.
Lol. Definitely lucky both came home with you. Did you decide on a pom pom color for Gracie's yet? I think it adds a nice touch.
Such a lucky DG.
Oh-ho! And here I thought she was getting the blue one! This is really cute.
I'm going to send both hats out to the girls, and let them fight over them... I just love starting trouble.
That's what my grandfather used to do at Sunday dinner. My grandfather would throw out some political comment and then my dad and his brothers would start fighting. Funny thing is they were all so super conservative, I'm not sure what they fought over.