After knitting one pink princess crown, and the last Christmas gift washcloth, one more crown is on the needles for a small girl we will see New Year’s Eve (Frozen obsessed: “My name is ELSA!”). I needed something very simple to knit. We are now on Christmas holidays with the English side of the family, who are all very nice (though I gave given up counting how many nice cups of tea they through in a day, alternating with lovely cups of tea). Me, I prefer Christmas in Norway, but we alternate years, so this year is English Christmas in Spain. This year there are 9-10 of us, in two rented houses in a rather surreal holiday house development near a golf course in Southern Spain. Good weather, and very good company, though a lot of people, so I will find a sunny corner to knit and maintain holiday cheer.
Project 11 (2014): Pink knitted princess crown #2
Pattern: Garter stitch (rillestrikk): 12 stitches increased to 17
Yarn: Østlandsgarn (100% wool)
Yarn purchased at: Nille, Oslo, Norway in October 2014
Colour: medium pink
Difficulty for me: easy, this time, now that I know how to increase
Needles: circular needles size 4
Knitted where: on Christmas holiday on Costa Blanca, Spain
Final size: About 44 cm long (for head diameter 50-51 cm)
Final weight: forgot to weigh, maybe 30 grammes?Here, wool yarn on 4 mm circular needles. Knitting garter stitch all the way, rettstrikk (that is Norwegian for knit. Cast on 12 stitches, increasing one stitch at end of each rows 1 3 5 7 9. Rows 2 4 6 8 10 are just plain knitting (rettstrikk). In rows 12 14 16 18 20 decrease one stitch each time: knit one loosely, knit second stitch, lift first stitch over second stitch and continue knitting row.
It is a really odd expat enclave, where the local Mercadona (large Spanish excellent supermarket) has PG Tips (English tea), baked beans and English biscuits. Very odd. I was looking forward to exploring Spanish yarn stores, but have not found any yet (though there is an English pub, flamenco shows and full English breakfast on offer.) Oh well, it will be a nice family holiday I am sure, but I am very happy I packed several knitting projects. It is lovely and sunny, a turkey has been located and we just need to secure Brussels sprouts and wrapping paper. Happy countdown yourselves!
…. and project finished, with sequins added.