Tuesday, November 15, 2011

slightly obsessed...big chunky knits

In honor of our new adventure, I thought it would be fun to share one of my newest obsessions....big CHUNKY knitwear!! 

Colorado's winters are going to be quite a bit colder than what we are used to in Georgia, this just gives me the excuse to knit some chunky warm things for myself!  I have casted on a few projects lately, one being a simple, chunky, seed stitch scarf that isn't finished yet & the second being this hat! It was such a quick & fun project & I love the outcome (I will definitely be making more & some for gifts)! 


If you would like to knit your own hat, I found the pattern on Ravelry & it is called the Cordova hat by Jen LaCroix. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in Cobalt & followed the pattern directly. 

I also have compiled a list of super chunky knitting patterns for future projects & to get you slightly obsessed as well...

The first being this over the top Triple Play Scarf Pattern from Lion Brand. (*all patterns listed here from Lion Brand are free but you have to sign up for a free login to access the actual pattern


Maybe it's just me...but this crazy-plump scarf makes me actually drool a little bit!! I know I tend to get overly excited about knitted items, but how can you not be in love with this! Despite the questionable practicality of the piece, I would love nothing less than to wrap myself up with this knitted beast on a cold winter day & have a Christmas-movie-marathon-snuggle-fest on the couch...just sayin'.  (p.s. this pattern apparently calls for 20 balls of yarn & size 50 knitting needles....yikes!) But seriously...I need to make this. 

Here are some other drool-worthy patterns on my must-make list:



Thank you for indulging me in my plump knits obsession! & for the non-knitters out there that are interested in learning (& you totally should), Knitting Help.com is a great, free resource to get you started! 

Here are some other things I am slightly obsessed with...paint chip diysbicyclesvintage fansvintage alarm clockspolaroid cameras & heather grey! Happy Day!! ♥

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4 comments:

  1. ....Hmmm I wonder if I should go look for size 50 knitting needles.
    Your hat turned out lovely, I love the color you used.

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  2. Great job on your hat! It's beautiful.

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  3. 20 balls of yarn?! Oh my...it totally looks like it'd be worth it, though. :) he he. Chunky knits are so cozy!

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  4. im a sucker for chunky knits! I'm still in the process of finishing a hat myself. I love the HUGE scarf, I think I would topple over if I wore it however.

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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