While I was searching easy patterns I knitted a 3rd square using up the mitten yarn and some mint green. It is actually square even though the photo makes it look wonky! Not sure if I said before but OH reckons if I knit about 50 of these I would have enough for a doggie blanket! Hmm, that is going to take a while!
While I was looking for patterns I came across one for a keyhole scarf very similar to the gorgeous one that I purchased recently from my teamie Jarg0n. You can see it below with it's matching mitts and headband.
The pattern looked manageable as it is mainly garter stitch and rib like I did on the mittens. It did mean that I had to learn how to increase and decrease and I can tell you that was a learning curve!! I Googled it and watched some videos which made it look simple enough....... yeah right! I found it incredibly difficult to get the needle in the back of the stitch. I am still not convinced that I was doing it totally right but it has come out OK so who cares!
Work in progress. I have no idea why the wool looks pink here. These were taken with my iPad.
The finished article. This is the actual colour of the wool. A pale lilac.
My ribby bit for the key hole is a bit loose. Not sure why that is. Not sure that the wool was totally correct either but I am still working with scrap balls that were given to me.
Anyway, I am secretly dead chuffed with myself. Never imagined I could make something like this.
I am now looking for my next challenge. I would like to knit the mitts again for OH but they need to be much bigger and I don't know how to make them bigger. Well, I know I would need more stitches and to knit more rows, I'm not totally thick! I just need someone to tell me exactly how many stitches and rows!!
I do want a new project though and am looking online for easy, free patterns. I am thinking of a cowl or maybe a baby jacket for Saskia's baby. Thank you to everyone who has sent me links to good pattern sites and wool shops.
Until I decide what to do next I shall knit some more squares. Only another 47 needed for a doggie blanket!!!