/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Verdict

This past weekend, I also had a chance to whip up a Urchin. This is a great pattern and a fun knit. I really love how it knitted up. I had a hard time getting gauge. I went up a size to large as I wanted it to be large and cushy on, plus I went up a needle size to an 11US on the pattern, but still was knitting less than gauge and it seemed to work out. I kept thinking it wouldn’t be deep enough but it is. Urchin

DH suggested the pom pom on back. urchin2

I would definitely knit this one again. This was made out of the singles handspun that I dyed the color blue and my verdict is singles for knitting are here to stay. Yeah! I think mine were a little more energized than would be called for, especially called for the shawl, so I will have to work on that, but really I loved the singles.

I seem to be on an EZ or what I would call functional knitting kick. I keep thinking these singles would be so useful for a EZ Bog jacket or an Adult Totem – anything in garter really. I could whip things up a little faster for gifts – total time for this project and I swatched to death was only about 3 hours including the spinning and dyeing portion. I don’t know about all of you, but I’m going to have to start my gift knitting for the holidays. I know sickening, but everyone wants everything handspun.

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  • I love that pattern, I started it but it’s sitting in my UFO basket… guess I better get back to it. Love your haircut and the hat looks great on you!

    I found you on m-spa-ce this morning so I sent you a friend’s request.

  • COMMENTS (3)

    1. Jackie 12 April - 2008

      I love that pattern, I started it but it’s sitting in my UFO basket… guess I better get back to it. Love your haircut and the hat looks great on you!

      I found you on m-spa-ce this morning so I sent you a friend’s request.

    2. Eva 09 April - 2008

      Very cute πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to spin some singles for something soon too πŸ™‚

      Cheers Eva

    3. Julie 08 April - 2008

      That turned out so nicely! I love that blue and definitely need to try some singles myself at some point.