Knitting for Others

A good proportion of what I knit ends up living somewhere else (I think Joe's pleased about this ... or the cupboards would be filled with FOs as well as stash).

This crocheted bag was a birthday present for a good friend.

Can you see the cables?? That's right, crocheted cables - amazing!

I had so much fun making it. The pattern is from a Japanese book of crochet patterns. I really love the way they work. Just thinking about how the pattern would look if written out long hand makes my head spin.

These hats were a request. The project brief was a hat that isn't too tight fitting, to avoid hat hair. The pattern is by Kim Hamlin, from the book, "Last-Minute Knitted Gifts". It's a great pattern that's really versatile. Just cast on the stitches, figure out what kind of brim you want, and stripe the yarn however you like until it's time to decrease. Brilliant.

After making one, I still had some yarn loitering, so I cast on for the baby size. How cute.


  1. Wow - crocheted cables really are amazing! The bag is gorgeous, and the matching hats are too cute!

  2. The hats are sooo cute, and your crocheted cables are very clever. I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet at the moment. I can manage single crochet (or double depending on which part of the world you live in). Cables are definitely outside my skill set!


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