>I’ve been having so much fun with my Bond. I’d forgotten just how quickly you can knit things up with it.
Here are the hats that I made yesterday:
They are really easy to make, I found the instructions in an old Bond magazine. You just cast on 54sts for the child’s or 60sts for the adults using waste yarn and KP Dot 2. Knit 6 rows then change to main yarn. Knit 114 or 128 rows straight, hang the first row of main yarn sts onto the needles – you will now have 2 sts on each needle. Knit 1 row using KP3 then cast off in backstitch making sure you have a 12″ tail of yarn when you’ve finished. Remove waste yarn. You should now have a tube. Weave the end through the edge sts every other row along one edge, gather and secure.
How easy is that?
For the blue and white striped one that Polly Head’s wearing I tried using 4ply (fingering) doubled instead of aran for the blue and it worked perfectly.
So this morning I decided that this is the way to get through my stash, as most of it is 4ply. I started off by making this hat:
Instead of sewing in all the loose ends I tied them all together and trimmed them to make a tassel. I might make another one like this, I like the way it came out.
For my next project I decided to knit a striped green scarf. I sorted out all the different shades of green 4 ply and cast on 60 sts with an open edge cast on then started knitting in stripes with the yarn doubled:
I knitted 500 rows then threaded the end through the stitches, gathered them up and fastened it off. At the cast on edge I threaded the yarn through the open stitches, gathered them up and fastened it off.
It now looks like this:
With the green that’s left I’ll make a couple of hats.
Then I’m going to start on this lot:
I will be putting them in my Etsy shop but to be honest I don’t really care if I can’t sell them – I just want all the yarn to be used up. If I don’t use it up this way it will just sit there forever and I’ll keep buying more and I know I won’t do anything with it. Now that I’ve got time on my hands I might as well work my way through it all. I’ll probably have used it all up long before I find another job.
Talk to you later,