Winter Skirts This skirt transpired from a pattern at Mama In A Stitch along with a grab bag of locally-processed fibers from the Kurth Valley Fiber Mill. It contained a variety of golden-dyed skeins of alpaca, llama, wool, angora, and even some buffalo fibers. I had started the poncho but not far into it decided … Continue reading Winter Skirts
New yarn and new techniques brought my new favorite winter hats this season. Crocheted bean stitch, knit pillars, and a soft chunky yarn from Loops & Threads. The top left pattern is a modified version of the Malia Beanie - Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet at littlemonkeyscrochet.com. I modified this pattern by using a chunky … Continue reading Winter Thread for your Head
This is my version of Light & Up from Caroline Wiens. I used Schoppel-Wolle, Das Paar (Warmfront Color 2208). I'm calling it my passion scarf because I absolutely loved how it turned out. With over 200 sts on the needles at the end of the project, it takes some serious time and commitment to finish … Continue reading Passion Scarf
Well this week certainly encompasses the true nature and meaning of the Greek for "passing away the winter" - paracheimazo. (Hence, the name for my blog - cheimazoknits - as I love winter and one of the better things to do while stuck indoors is creating knit items meant for staying warm.) While the midwest … Continue reading Polar Vortex Afghan
I've done a lot of hats for my daughter and in newborn/toddler sizes but this is the first year I've tried a few for myself. The little newsboy hat was my first crochet project. The cream colored hat was my first with a newly-discovered yarn from Loops and Threads and makes a nice thick … Continue reading Hats!
This pattern created a girls' size 7. This is an easy, no-brainer pattern that results in a one-of-a-kind skirt! Supplies: US 7 straight needles 18-20 sts = 4 inches 2 balls of Santorini (58% viscose / 42% cotton); 50 g / 125 yds; (color shown is #2108) hand wash cool, dry flat Steps: CO 120 … Continue reading Random Century Skirt
Following the Lanesplitter pattern from knitty.com here's my completed version: Notes: I needed 6 skeins of Noro Kureyon colors #102 and #149. The original pattern calls for Tahki Cotton Classic for the contrasting color but the following a display skirt from Yarnology in Winona, MN I used all wool instead. I obtained the following … Continue reading My Lanesplitter Skirt