I knitted these with a single thickness of yarn rather than using the method in the pattern for using three thicknesses of yarn. The larger version is to be used as a table mat for the glass-topped coffee table where I took thos photo. I knit the smallest ones using the stitch count suggested in the pattern and the larger one using double the number of stitches, still using a multiple of 3 stitches.
The door handles in this house are brass coloured metal and pretty sharp – I am always catching myself on them and/or bruising my forearms by bashing into them as I try to walk past – I have multiple sclerosis and ataxia / clumsiness is a major problem / symptom for me.
I was going to buy rounded doorknobs to replace the handles because I rarely actually close any of the doors but mum suggested putting a padded cover on the handles instead.
I have dug out some leftover teal DK yarn and am going to use that. I will probably run a length of shirring elastic around the open end.
Go go gadget knitting designer!
Used leftover DK yarn from my “stash” (leftovers bag). Knitted this hat in dark brown with mushroom stripes in the medium size the first time based on measuring my head but it was a little thin and on the tight side so I knitted a second one in the large size in mushroom with dark brown stripes and sewed the first inside-out inside the second using blanket stitch and the mushroom yarn to make the finished hat double thickness and warmer. I am going to add plaited tags to the ear-flaps to make the pulling of the ears easier for me, what with my walking stick and so on.
I am tempted to make this in the larger size but double using the double knitting technique and/or using thicker yarn. I see some prototyping happening in my future once I have finished my current aran sweater project, perhaps all in one colour using leftover yarn from that sweater.
In the photo the shawl/blanket is folded in half.