To complete the Racing Horse scarf and hat set, I also knitted a pair of fingerless mitts. Unlike the first two projects, the mitts are not double knit. They are only one layer with a smaller version of the checker-board.
I used a free-pattern that I have used several other times. If you would like the pattern, it can be found on Ravelry (here). This is a fabulous pattern and can easily be altered to match any project. I have used it to create a pair of speckled mitts, and a solid purple pair.
After completing the horse scarf for my niece, I searched for a hat pattern that could be modified to match. The horse pattern from the scarf seemed to big too put on a hat. While I searched for an option, I kept going back and forth about what color to make the hat.
One day I stumbled upon a hat that was a perfect match. Rosemary Brock had designed a hat that matched the ends of my scarf. Her free pattern and instructions can be found here.
No surprise to my regular readers, I modified the pattern just a little. Instead of following the instructions, I casted on 80 stitches of each color, and worked both sides of the hat simultaneously like I did with the scarf. Continue reading “Double Knit Hat” →
My niece loves horses! I stumbled across this pattern a few years back and had been putting it off because it was double knit. Last year, I bit the bullet and tackled a new skill. I am happy the holiday’s are over and I can now share the project with you.
The double knitting did take a little while to wrap my brain around, but once I got the hang of it, the scarf moved along. I do admit that double knitting takes longer than knitting two separate scarves, but I love how it turned out. As you can see in the photo above, one side is teal green sparkly yarn with brown horses, the other is brown with teal horses. Double knitting did create a super warm scarf that will be great in cold weather. The scarf became the foundation piece for an entire set.
Continue reading “Off to the Races – A Double Knit Scarf” →
To complete the Panda ensemble, I created a scarf in coordinating colors.
Continue reading “Striped Scarf” →
To go with the Panda Bear Hat I shared last week, I created a pair of fingerless mitts for my niece. Continue reading “Speckled Mitts” →