I was able to make this very basic and easy winter hat with a pom-pom and it only took about 45 minutes. I used lion Brand yarn wool ease thick and quick. I also found this video tutorial on YouTube that gave me the basics on how to create the hat. You could really make a lot of these in one weekend and they would make great Christmas gifts.
So I decided to try to use this basic knit pattern for a sock and tried to make up this Tunisian simple stitch pattern but it didn’t really turn out how I planned. The sock turned out really too small and tight and I could try to do it with a better kind of sock yarn and it might work out OK. So this was a good learning experience that it’s a great idea to stick with the pattern.
Well it’s been about two months, but I’ve finally finished my first sweater! And I think it turned out really nice! I use green Lopi wool (took about 11 skeins) and the zipper is brass that my sister sewed in for me. I used a free Ravelry pattern that is called Tunisian Rib Stitch Zip Front Cardigan by Treva McCain. You can download it here for free. However, I only used the basic shapes and sizes from the pattern and made the collar larger to fit the zipper I bought online which was 34 inches. I also used a size K tunisian crochet hook. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!
The above picture is lining up the zipper with pins before it gets sewn in.
Karen has a Bernina Limited. It’s the fanciest sewing machine I’ve ever seen.
we picked out the green thread on the left.
This is a photo before the zipper got put in. I was trying to see how much more border I needed to add.
This was a photo of just the back panel and one of the front panels completed.
It only took me about two months of off and on working on this crib sized baby blanket. I did not use a pattern. Instead, I just used a basic basket weave stitch in basic acrylic yarn. The border is a very light blue in a half double crochet stitch. I hope it lasts for years to come :)