Saturday, December 8, 2007

Cabled Zeebee

This red Manos was one of my yarn store purchases last weekend, and I just couldn't wait to play with it. I swatched for a Zeebee, and it occurred to me that if I was knitting a hat sideways, I could stick a cable on it, and so I did.

Cabled Zeebee

Such a quick, fun knit, and sure to keep my ears warm this winter, if we ever get winter. Plus, it doesn't seem to itch like my Koolhaas does. Apparently, I'm sensitive to one of the many fibers in Road to China. I may have to make another one.

The garter stitch, of course, grew three sizes when it hit water. (Does this only happen to me?) But I noticed while it was still damp and threw it in the dryer and it bounced back.

What to do with the leftovers but make another mug cosy?

Seed Stitch Mug Cosy

I think this will be my last one, though. I left out the last decrease row on this one and felted it a little bit, and it still doesn't want to stay on.


Bea said...

The cabled zeebee is great. I haven't seen one done like that. Sorry the mug cozy isn't working out. At least it is cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wasn't really wowed by Zeebee before, but seeing yours with the cable is so awesome! Genius!

Kristy said...

You're such a clever knitter! The cable really spices up the Zeebee pattern :)

Kivy said...

Here is the solution for the cup warmer: Make another fastener that loops over the top of the handle. That should help it stay on.

I LOVE the hat btw - I want to try one :)