The Joule Hat is knit in the round using the two stranded knitting technique. A self-striping yarn allows for gorgeous color changes without many ends to weave in.
The Joule Mittens are knit in the round using the two stranded knitting technique. A self-striping yarn allows for gorgeous color changes without many ends to weave in.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I’m a fiber artist who knits and spins, and I also dye my own yarn and wool roving.
The name The Yellow Hobbit comes from the fact that I’m a Tolkien fan, and I consider myself to be a hobbit because I’m really short (I’m 4′11″). Being a hobbit is much more fun than just being short. I started going by this nickname my freshman year of college, and it stuck. So I figured that it would be a good name for my store as well.
My name is Mary and I am a very busy lady. I am the Director of a community museum which brings a lot of stress into my life, yet gives me the opportunity to be creative. I have one daughter who is away at University studying to be a teacher for handicap children. I live in the small community that I was born in and share my life with my best friend, 4 adopted cats and a little dog called Rosie.
18” Circumference and 8” tall.
Approximately 50g of worsted weight wool yarn;
Examples knit in Malabrigo Worsted Taureg Blue & Mint.
Sizes US 6 (4.0mm) & US 8 (5.0mm): 16: circular (cir). Size US 8 (5.0mm): set of double-pointed (dpn)
Marker (m); cable needle (cn); Tapestry needle.
18 sts = 4” (10 cm) in patt from chart using larger needles.
This pattern is available as a downloadable pdf file.
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Children’s S (M, L, Adult)
Circumference 16 (17, 18, 20)”
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic)
MC: 50g of Navy
A: 50g of Scarlet
B: 50g of Mustard
C: 50g of Dusty Blue
US 8 (5.0mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
18 stitches + 26 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) while working in stockinette stitch
The pattern is knit flat and uses Intarsia method of color work. There is a separate chart for each of the sizes.
Hundreds of knitters around the world have begun wrapping their huge woolly creations around public property like trees, street signs and lampposts.
They then take photos of their colourful “art” and post them on internet sites for fellow knitters to view and comment on.
One of the most ambitious pieces of work saw a woman spend an entire week covering a disused single decker bus in colourful swatches.
The phenomenon, called Yarnbombing, is thought to have originated in the US but knitters are now beginning to cover British streets in woollen ‘tags’.
These mittens are absolutely adorable and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, they would be perfect to knit up for you and your mate. Read more
Psychiatrist Dr Karen Norberg, of National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, spent a year knitting an anatomically correct replica of the human brain.