Saturday, February 25, 2012

On repeat.

Everyone, I have done a repeat knit. I know! This is unheard of in these here parts. And get this. Not only did I knit the same pattern over again, but also used the exact same yarn. 

Porom Back

But to be fair, the first version was a gift to my friend, Jaimi. This one I will keep for myself.

I have friends who are big repeat knitters. They knit a pattern, fall in love, and knit it over and over again. I admire that skill. I am just usually so bored or exhausted by the time I finish knitting something that I never want to see its pattern darken my needles again. This is why I have no interest in knitting socks. (Who really needs 2 socks anyway?) I think, for me, the key with repeat knits is to let enough time (i.e. years) pass so everything feels shiny and new again.

While I tend not to knit the same patterns over and over again, I have to admit, I do seem to knitting a lot of hats as of late...(Exhibit A, B, C and D)

Maybe this repetitious thing is not that unusual for me after all. 

Porom. Again.

So are you a repeat knitter? What's your repeat knit of choice?

22 comments:

Rachele Alpine said...

Cute hat! That can totally be repeated! I knit a baby sweater from a pattern published in the 50s that I love and Toast. Lots and lots of pairs of toast!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Totally worth the repetition, you look darling. I am a repeat dishcloth knitter, because I am too nervous to branch out.

Maryse said...

What a pretty hat! This pink is gorgeous and looks awesome on you! My repeat knitting would of course be socks ;-)

Windybrook Spinner said...

I am not a repeat knitter, except that I do love to knit socks and mitts. Sometimes I'll knit the same baby sweater a few times, but then I need a new pattern. I have also knit several pairs of Ragtop and I don't think I'll ever get tired of that pattern. Beautiful hat.

Adam and Bri said...

you are ridiculously gorgeous is that picture.

caknitter said...

I'll fess up... I am a repeat knitter. The cables untangled hat is my repeat knit of choice. Love it.
The hat is very becoming, Kara. Very pretty. :-)

anniebikes said...

Mittens. I use scraps and create these colorful mittens, but they tend toward the same color scheme but in different order for each mitten. Somehow they look like they go together. I have boys who loose their handwear so it's not a big deal if one gets lost.

I am also not a fan of repeat knitting so if I don't repeat the colors it works for me.

La MaƱosa said...

The hat is beautiful! I love the color and it is really flattering on you!

My repeat knit is fingerless gloves or sometimes a hat. I don't think I have the stamina to repeat many other types of projects. :)

Heidelweiss said...

Hello, my name is Heidi. I'm a repeat knitter. It's well justified in many cases. Knit on, dear friend.

Amander said...

I LOVE that picture of you - so gorgeous!

Anna said...

It's very nice Kara. I'm someone who repeats patterns, often! But I can also see where you're coming from.

Sara said...

I'm a repeat knitter on smaller items. I'll repeat knit fingerless mits if they Xmas gifts, or tea cozies, etc.

You're hat looks smashing. I love it!

Steph said...

i have a list of repeat knits that includes a ribbed hat for children, a child sized baby vest and a sweater. So, it would seem, I like small, bite-sized repeat knitting. :)

Carolyn said...

No wonder you knit it again! It's beautiful (and looks fantastic on you)!
I used to not be a repeat knitter but over the past 3 years I find myself making the same thing over and over and over again. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my lack of brain power lately!

Jacey said...

It's so cute! There are a few patterns I've repeated. There's the Stella hat, Toast mitts, Liesl, Ishbel, and that's all I can think of right now. :)

Erin said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful knit.

momwhoknits said...

I repeat knit hats not always the same pattern, but sometimes just in a different size for gifts and the french press slippers again for gifts. I keep getting requests. I do knit socks over and over again recently, but I vary the pattern somewhat with cables or lace patterns. Super cute hat by the way!

ali said...

so cute! I hate repeating too, that's why I'm looking into knitting two socks at the same time via magic loop-- sounds promising.

Diane said...

Well, how adorable are you in that repeat knit! A perfectly lovely addition to your hat collection!

inspiredcyclist said...

The hat is adorable on you, so totally worthy of repeating! And from one who has seen your perfect stitches in person - you are a very talented knitter!

Elise said...

Ooh v cute hat! Love your bike pics too. If I can knit something once I'm doing well, gotta pick up my needles again! :)

Dottie said...

That hat is fabulous! I've been trying to buy a hat like that, but so far haven't found anything that fits well.

In Ireland, I bought some Irish yarn and knitting needles to get myself learning to knit again. I'll be joining a small group of women at lunch time. The first project will be a scarf, which is good because that sounds easy enough for me, although I have so many scarfs already. I'm going to guess this hat is really hard to make, but I'm putting it on my future to-do wish list. :)