Posts Tagged super bulky

All Things Crooked, Including a Hat Design!

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There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house

Yes, folks!  Zigzag is in and it’s sweeping across the land.  I’ve been bitten by the zigzag bug and have swatching my heart out for two designs.  I have completed the first piece and am showing a preview of it below.  Interestingly, I have chosen to call it “Lombard,” after the crookedest street in San Francisco.  The pattern is not available at the moment, but will be posting more about the hat when it’s been released.

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Pattern Preview–Florian Hat

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Hunter Hat and a Free* Pattern Offer

When you find yourself constantly in search of something while relying on your environment to sustain you even if that environment consists of fortified protein shakes, iPad, and a GPS, let Hunter define your mood.  Hunter features an adjustable brim which suggests that although you make use of what’s around you, you are still the master of your destiny.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

74 yd (68 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers; a set of 2” (5 cm) D-rings by Dritz; row counter (optional); tapestry needle.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, decreasing, flat knitting, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, a little sewing.

I am offering the Hunter Hat pattern FREE*, for a limited time, *with the purchase of two or more patterns from our shop.  Free* pattern offer expires 03/11/11.

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Pattern Preview– Hunter Hat

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Montana Hat and a Special Limited Time Offer

When the land lubber in you longs to escape to the mountains where a log cabin hideout awaits, let this two-toned Montana Hat take you there with reckless abandonment.  Ribbing throughout the dark lower half forms repeating congruent angles at the lighter part of the hat suggesting snow-capped peaks where the air is fresh and crisp.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

Color A= 31 yd (28 m)

Color B= 22 yd (20 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.  8″ (20 cm) deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

For a limited time, the Montana Hat pattern is available at a special offer price of $3.00– thats $1.00 off the original price.  This offer expires on March 4, 2011.  To purchase Montana Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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Jordan Pattern Offer Expiring Soon

No other hat or design, for that matter, has inspired so many hits or visitors to this blog (over 4,000) and pattern orders than the Jordan hat that was posted about here.  So it is only fitting to remind our readers that the special offer for this pattern will expire on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 after which the price will go back to its original cost of $4.00.  Many new designs are under way, so I encourage one and all to come back often or better yet subscribe to this blog to be informed of these as well as limited time offers.

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Jordan Hat Pattern and a Limited Time Offer

Designed for the on-the-go city folk in mind, the Jordan hat is worked in an all-over, nonsensical ribbing pattern that reflects not only the fast pace of urban living but also the vertical outlines of towering skyscrapers.  Suited for both men and women, this hat proves that when it comes to a modern look less is, indeed, more.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

63 yd (58 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 18” (46 cm) and stretches to 22” (56 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

For a limited time, the Jordan Hat pattern is priced at $3.00– thats $1.00 off the original price.  Hurry now to take advantage of this special offer which expires on Feb. 18, 2011.  To purchase Jordan Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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Pattern Preview– Jordan Hat

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Kelly Hat Pattern

If the weather outside forces you to seek refuge in the warm comfort of the indoors, what quicker way to past time than to work on a project that challenges your skills.  For knitters, that would mean getting out your cable needles, stitch markers, row counter, needles and start “clicking.”    Our newest design in the super bulky yarn series, the Kelly Hat, is one that would require the said “tools” to create cables, zigzagging 2-st cross-overs, and bobbles all in a single piece.  The crown reveals a four-leaved shape made by strategically placed decreasing stitches at each round.  Instructions are written and charted.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

76 yd (69 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter, cable needle, tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 19” (48 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, make bobble, cables, cross-overs, increasing (make 1), decreasing (knit 2 stitches together, purl 2 stitches together, ssk), knitting in the round.

To purchase Kelly Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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Attention LSK Shoppers…

We have added a new page on our blog, “Shop Neckwarmers,” where you can order the actual item online.  This new addition is catered to our readers who love knitted accessories but don’t knit or those who are in a great rush for something wearable yet stylish.  Single orders made through this blog are currently for the U.S. and are shipped by Priority Flat Rate Small Box.  Multiple orders and/or orders going overseas have to be conducted separately through private email and invoice from Paypal due to an adjustment in shipping rates.

I am so delighted that some of you took time to leave me comments either directly through this blog or through email.  Here’s what the latter ones said and some even have pictures of their hats:

On the Paris Beret: “Can’t even express how easy and quick the pattern was…maybe an hour and a half total for the project…”– Meg

On the Terri Hat:“I just love this pattern! When I saw it on Ravelry I laughed because it said that even a new or impatient knitter could get instant gratification. Since I’ve been doing a lot of sweaters, this seemed like the perfect project to rediscover the ‘fun’ in knitting. I have to say I really enjoyed knitting this and will knock out a few this spring for Christmas gifts with a matching scarf.

Next time I will probably make the ribbing a little deeper – maybe by a 1/2 inch. I’d like it to be a tiny bit bigger from crown to opening – but then again, it may relax a little, so we’ll see…

I’ll be posting on Ravelry and will let people know the pattern is available online…”— Karen (Thanks to Karen, I’ve made revisions to and have updated the Terri PDF Pattern, check “Errata” page.)

On the Nevada Hat: “Fast and easy pattern…I love instant gratification projects that come out super cute. I like this hat because it is warm and simple.”–Kimberly

On the Thick and Quick Watch Cap and the Terri Hat: (No picture) “I love the Thick and Quick Watch Cap…and also love your Terri cap!  I will try to stop by your website again soon!! Keep designing!”— cbailey

Special thanks to these ladies and to those who left comments.  And for those who want to leave  a comment, but have not gotten around to do it yet– c’mon, let me know what you’re thinking.  🙂

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