Category Archives: Finished in 2008

More Hoes!

I DID say I wanted to knit more knee highs right?

Toirneach Stockings

I wasn’t kidding. These are the Toirneach Kilt Hose from Knitty. QUICK knit. Except ya’ll know I always have eleventyseven projects going at once so it took me longer.

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The pattern for this is very well written. Simple, easy to follow instructions with a short lace repeat at the top. OH! And these are knit top-down which is NOT my normal method for knitting socks. I prefer toe-ups cuz my feets are a tad LARGE!

Toirneach Stockings (1)

See? Size 11. He or she who gets a good swift kick up the ass with these puppies FEELS it! Trust me on that.


Toirneach Kilt Hose


Source: Knitty, Winter 2007
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, every inch of 2 skeins
Total Cost: $40
Needles: Size US 2.5 and 4
Started: December 2007
Finished: January 2008

Sí, Capitán!

Inspired by many similar caps floating around, I decided to create one of my own. It’s easy to memorize and fits from a child to an adult with a big head or lots of hair! Knit this up in a couple of hours for a quick gift.

Best of all, it takes only ONE skein of a yarn that’s like drugs for your fingers! If you haven’t knit with Catalina Alpaca yet, you’re missing out. Hurry up and go get some before it finishes!

Pattern: Capitán by Rosi G.
Yarn: Catalina Chunky Alpaca, 1 skein (109 yds)
Gauge: 3.5 sts and 6 Rnds per inch in Stockinette
Needle Size: US 10 (I used a 16” Addi Turbo and dpns for the top)
Notions: 2 really cute buttons (the ones shown were purchased at M&J Trimmings)

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