Thursday, July 11, 2019

Three on Thursday

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I have three new projects on the needles.  Well, okay, one of them you've seen before.  But the other two are new.

Simple stockinette stocking cap knit with gradient sock yarn.
Cascade Heritage Waves Hat

1.  The hat.  You've seen this before.  I knit it while watching Stranger Things.  I had about an inch of it done when I started the show, binge watched the entire thing over 24 hours and all that's left is the decreasing and a pompom.  I knit the hat extra long and floppy so that I can stick my hair up under it if need be.  I  have a lot of  hair so the hat is extra long.  

I didn't have a pattern.  I just cast on enough stitches to be able to knit in the round, knit around and a round, purled a turning row, knit some more, picked up and knit the cast on row with a regular row to form the hemmed brim and kept on knitting.  You can't see it well in the photo but the yarn is a gray gradient which makes a nice, neutral but not too terribly boring hat.  And the yarn, Cascade Heritage Waves, is unbelievably soft.  If I had any sense, I should have knit it into something that would be worn next to my skin rather than on top of my thick head of hair.  But, I think I have enough left over to knit a pair of matching fingerless mitts. 

Garter and mesh shawl knit with Knit Picks Hawthorne in The Pearl colorway

2.  Reyna.  I needed a new basic, garter or stockinette in the round project since the hat was almost complete.  I must always have a simple project OTN to knit on while reading.  I almost started another Hitchhiker but I wanted to use this yarn and I didn't need another blue Hitchhiker.  So... Reyna.
Reyna shawl knit with Knit Picks Hawthorne (#affiliate #ad)

The yarn is Hawthorne in The Pearl colorway, which I believe is one of their newer colors.  I've knit the pattern before and enjoyed it.  It's a simple garter and mesh/lace triangular shawl.  And this time, I'm even following the directions!

Knitting an Eclipse shawl in Starling and Lagoon
yarn from Unplanned Peacock

3.  Eclipse.  The pattern and yarn are both from Unplanned Peacock.  The purple (Starling) will be the main color and the green/blue (Lagoon) will be the stripes.  I've knit this pattern several times before.  I absolutely love this design.  It's shawly enough to wear as a shawl but it's also scarfy enough to wear like a normal scarf.  And don't even get me started on how much I love the Unplanned Peacock's yarn.  

Both Reyna and Eclipse are mostly garter stitch so I can read while I knit them.  But, they also both have a touch of open mesh or lacework that I can't work while reading.  So, the plan is to switch projects when I get to a lacy section.

Want to take bets on which gets finished first?

Joining Carole for Three on Thursday.


  1. I finished Stranger Things last night and I have to say I am a bit traumatized. I was expecting a happy ending. Silly me.
    Love the hat!!! I couldn't do anything but watch and stuff my face. For some reason I had to eat ice cream with every episode and last night it was ice cream AND then chips. Shame on me. It's a good thing it was only 8 episodes.

  2. Love the hat and the Eclipse pattern looks awesome...I may need to buy that right now! I think I have the perfect yarns for it too.

  3. I've added three patterns to my queue! :)

    1. I should add that you've inspired me to knit my own hat without a pattern. :D

  4. beautiful yarns ... and three very inspiring patterns! thank you!

  5. Lovely projects all! I must check out that Eclipse!

  6. lovely projects, I've knit Renya and loved it so!

  7. Well done on the knitting projects. I am a huge fan of creating while watching a show. I just started Outlander (slow to the party I know) and am really enjoying it. Have a great day.