Knitted scarf, mittens, hat

Knitted Items

OK, I think I’m finally done for real. The scarf was pretty easy. I did it with two rows of knit, then two rows of purl. The color stripes are actually in kind of a code using dates that are important to our family – birthdays, anniversary, etc. Kind of cheesy, but kind of fun.

The hat was done following a free pattern I found online and have since lost, sorry. I hate doing that. I altered it quite a bit to make it long enough to cover my ears completely.

The mittens were originally made using Bev’s THE Mitts pattern. But I found that the increases for the thumb started way too early and were too gradual to fit me well, so after trying a few things, I ended up cutting the mittens apart just below the thumb, and reknitting starting at the top of the ribbing. I did NOT increase right away after the cuff, but instead knitted 8 or so rows in stockinette without any increases, then added in about 7 stitches on the next row, to join back up with the rest of the mitten using kitchener stitch.

And after all that, I realized I could have just simply left out those 8 stockenette rows, and simply joined the ribbing directly to the top part of the mitten and saved myself some work. But oh well.


Author: sarahtar

Hi, I am Sarah, owner of Wallypop ( and Boulevard Designs ( I homeschool, work from home, and, along with my husband, raise 3 kids, one of whom has special and medical needs. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

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