Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's A Set

Ya'll remember the Halloween yarn cowl? Of course you do considering it was the second to last post I have done and still shows up on my main page. Silly me. Anyway, I finally finished up the other 2 balls of the Rowan Chunky Print yarn to make a nice little winter wearing set.

Taaaadaaaaa! There is now a cowl, hat and mittens.

I know it's alot to focus your eyes on in the picture. So lets take a peeksie at each new item.

First up is The Republic Hat. While the knitting is finished, I need to go get a nice big button to close the band up. What's kind cool about this pattern is that you knit the band back and forth and then when you start the main part of the hat, you begin in the round. Thus needing a stylish button to close up the band. The only modification I made to the pattern was to knit the band in seed stitch instead of garter stitch. I like it alot better.

Pattern: The Republic Hat (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Rowan Chunky Print; Colorway Shriek
Needles: Clover circs size 10.5
Started: November 7th
Finished: November 7th (Yes a ONE day knit)

This is the first pair of mittens I have ever done. Sure back in 2002 I knitted some fingerless arm warmers, but not mittens. Considering that my yarn was Super Bulky instead of Bulky, they are a tad big around the wrist and a little roomy around the fingers, but they fit perfectly in length. I could always wear a pair of gloves under these for extra warmth during the frigid winter months. I knitted these babies as per the pattern. No modifications at all.

Pattern: Plaid Mittens
Yarn: Rowan Chunky Print; Colorway - Shriek
Needles: DPNs size 10.5
Started: November 8th
Finished: November 15th


  1. Love the set! The hat and mittens will be very cozy with the cowl. Now all you need is some snow to give us a modeled photo. :D

  2. I cannot even put into words how much I love the colors in that yarn.
    YAY for knitting the hat in one day! I actually just knit a hat in one day too. I've never done that before.

  3. A matching set. Cute! I have the cowl pattern in my Rav queue by the way. :-)

  4. This is a gorgeous set. I LOVE the color. :-)

  5. I'm with Angie that we need a modeled shot of the set. Didn't you call your cowl the Vomit Cowl? Now that it's a set, is it the Holiday Hurl Set? Time for button shopping or do you have a button?

  6. Nice set. I just had a good chuckle over Kim's set name...Halloween Hurl. That's great! (Even though it's far from looking like it to me now. The colors grow on you ya know.)