Knitting Today Magazine
Psst, there’s a new knitting magazine in town, and it’s a sister publication to Crochet Today–which means it’s got a little bit of everything for knitters of all skill levels. The very first issue of Knitting Today officially launched this week, and what do you know, I have a design in it. That’s right, a knit design.
As I went to add it on Ravelry, I realized it was my 100th design listed on the site. 100 designs (2 knit, 98 crochet), that’s pretty cool! My Santa Baby Hat (ravelry page) is a simple stocking cap knit from the bottom up with an easy-to memorize stripe repeat using 3 colors of yarn. I wrote it in four different head sizes (14, 16, 18, 20″ unstreched) so you can make it for anyone, from babies to adults.I do strongly suggest checking your gauge because I am a loose knitter, meaning I used size 5 needles to create the fabric I wanted (and some might typically use a size 7 or 8 with this yarn). Let me tell you, despite the simplicity of this design it was nerves all the way for me as I was knitting it–mostly because it takes me much longer to knit, and this is only the second knit pattern I’ve ever published. I think it came out great, and I sneaked a little bit of crochet in there too–you’ll have to check out the magazine to find it.
And just because it’s kind of funny, I thought I’d mention that I also have a kids’ Stocking Cap (ravelry page) in Crochet Today. So whether you knit or crochet, you can get in on the holiday action this season. I think either of these would also be a fun way to use up your scraps–just create your own stripe pattern and keep going, using up all of those random bits of yarn. I’m tortured by random bits of yarn! It’s one of my secret goals to use them all.
Speaking of which, tomorrow I’ll share an idea for leftover bits of sock yarn. See you then!