Saturday, January 30, 2010

first knit of 2010: Thermis

Just in time for today's snow (that the meteorologists predicted was going to miss us!)  I finished my Thermis neck warmer.  It was a fun pattern to knit...with plenty of variety to keep things interesting. Kris has some great patterns over on her blog.
I like the style of this neck warmer with the buttons.  You can wear it buttoned up or leave it unbuttoned if you're feeling toasty.  I will most likely make some more of these; I think they would make great gifts.  But I will knit the next one shorter. 
The finished length is pretty long.  From top to bottom it measures 10 inches.  So instead of doing 20 k1p1 rounds I would shorten the bottom band to about 10 rounds.  Of course if you like full coverage you wouldn't need to tweak it at all. 
 But in the event that I get caught in a white out...I'll be protected. 

Here's the knitty gritty:
Pattern: Thermis neckwarmer by Kris Patay
Needles: size 6, circular
Size: small
Yarn: Patons Classic wool in cognac color # 77532, I used one skein.  {Just a note on the Patons yarn:  This is a great yarn that knits up well and has a soft hand to it.  And on top of that it's super value priced }
Mods: I followed the pattern exactly.  I even used the sewn bind off that the pattern recommends.  However, I didn't like the look of the finished edge, so I ripped it out and recast off with a larger needle using a traditional cast off and I like the finished edge much better.
weather note:: We currently have 4 1/2 inches...and are under a Winter storm warning...oh well...I'm ready!
 

24 comments:

The Frat Pack + Me said...

so cute! Sure wish I knew how to knit!

Stephanie said...

Brrr...keep cozy! Your neck warmer looks like it will definitely help to keep you nice and toasty. Pretty detail, the buttons are a nice touch.

Chris said...

That's beautiful! Great pattern and I love the buttons and the color.

nanaofnc said...

Hi, just started following your blog. You are such a creative woman! I thought the wrist bands were a great idea, but this knitted neck warmer is such a terrific idea. Has the look of a turtleneck sweater and the color is so flattering near the face. xo,

The WoodLand School said...

Gorgeous knitting! I'm loving the cowl, too -- something a bit more fun than a scarf. Can't wait to try one myself :-0

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

It looks like the perfect accessory for the weather. I'm going to have to take a closer look at that pattern, it would make excellent gifts for next Christmas. Maybe I could get a head start....

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your world is so pretty -- both the outside world and the neck warmer. It really is lovely. (And by the way, I love how you took pictures of it in the snow -- very mood-setting).

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the thermis! I have had that pattern queued up in ravelry for awhile now and looking at how lovely yours turned out it makes me want to cast on. Love all the snow

larissa said...

What a great knit! the Thermis looks great on you and i love that plum color. looks like the extra length came in handy today. I may have to knit one - we got over 6 inches and it's still coming down strong. Enjoy the snow and keep warm!

maria said...

What a great knit! It will certainly keep your neck cozy for those coats that just choke you when you button the top button.

Thank you for sharing the pattern.

It is something I am going to try :)

Blessings,

Maria

sheepish one said...

i love it! thermis has been on my list for a while...

gardenmama said...

lovelovelove! It looks super cozy just like a favorite sweater. We are covered in snow as well and missing the sun! : )

Heather said...

It looks beautiful Lisa, I love the colors, and the buttons you chose. So warm and cozy for what looks like a lot of snow

rosemary said...

i love the colour of your thermis...looks great on you!
it's going on my list of "want to make"
great snow picture...i so miss snow

Tracy said...

LOVE that neckwarmer, Lisa! And you know how I love those little things... ;o) The stitch pattern is so pretty, and I like the rusty-berry shade of the yarn you chose. Very cozy... And looks like you need it too--so much snow there are moment! Looks like a great knit... I must check out the link. Thank you for sharing! Happy Week, my friend :o) ((HUGS)

Audra said...

I love your neckwarmer! And yeah for a good price on yarn, don't find that everyday. Oh, I think I'll make some of your snappy cuffs for my 13 year old sister, seems like something any girl would like. Thanks!

From All Stitched Up said...

I love your neck warmer. I think it looks cozy and very stylish. Your first knitting project is a big success. Great photo shoot too.

Kristyn Knits said...

it finished perfectly! I'm so thankful I ordered that same color!! and oh how we wish we had your snow! some coming tomorrow- 1". :)

Journeying Five said...

the pictures you took look perfect for your thermis! it is lovely. i am planning on making that too!

cathleen said...

Lisa! I love your neck warmer. I could use that on my long, long winter walks.

Cyndi said...

Love it I'll have to check out Kris's blog
Thank you

Hip Mountain mama said...

That really is cute!!

Gloria said...

The neck warmer is very pretty, so are your other photos! The snow is very lovely, even though I bet it is really cold!

Christina said...

Oh, I LOVE the color of the yarn you used! And the pattern is way cute too. I'll be it's so much less bulky than a full scarf.