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Week 2 of our CHUNKY KNITS Knit-a-long!

October 03, 2014, 18:58 pm  Posted by Deborah Stack
 

Chunky Knits cover (3)It’s week two of our Chunky Knits Knit-a-long, and we’ve made some great progress on our hats!

 

One of my favorite things about simple knitting patterns is their easy adaptability. I love making small modifications to knitting patterns to help them fit my body and my style. For those who enjoy modifying patterns as much as I do, take a look at the changes I’ve decided to implement in my rendition of the hat.

 

I decided to work with my red Berocco Ultra Alpaca skein, and the little heart buttons I picked out were smaller than the size the pattern recommended. In order to accommodate this change, I decided not to include buttonholes in my garter band (my tiny buttons would have slipped right out). Instead of buttoning the garter flap down, I will sew it permanently in place, and use the buttons as a decorative bonus!

 

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I also decided to slightly change the way that the garter flap is created. Instead of binding off at the end of the final garter row, I bound off at the beginning of the row. This allowed me to begin knitting in the round without cutting and reattaching my yarn!

 

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The pattern we are following can be found here, for those who are just now joining us! There is still one more week to join us in our knit-along.

 

Chunky Knits by Ashley Little will be available starting on October 14th, so be sure to pre-order your copy.