What other uses can I find for pinhole cast on?

So, you've read the tutorial, watched the video, started (or even finished) Alex the Mouse, but what else is there to do with pinhole cast on?

Flicking through the knitalong thread on Ravelry, alongside the woollen rodent infestation, you'll see that many people are taking the opportunity to apply the technique to a variety of of other projects. Toys are an obvious one, and Pinglewin by Anna Maltz (Sweaterspotter) is simply marvellous.

 Pinglewin ©Anna Maltz

Pinglewin ©Anna Maltz

The body and suit are knitted separately, so you could, if you desired, create a wardrobe with this as your base:

 Pinglewin au naturel ©Anna Maltz

Pinglewin au naturel ©Anna Maltz

 

Being a circular cast on, the pinhole is a great starting point for top-down hats such as Concentricity by Woolly Wormhead, or Urania's Tam by Romi Hill.

 Concentricity ©Woolly Wormhead

Concentricity ©Woolly Wormhead

 Urania's Tam ©Romi Hill

Urania's Tam ©Romi Hill

One of the best opportunities to practice this technique is with a modular blanket. Squares are worked from the centre outwards, and the circle is flattened out by using well-placed increases.

Kate Davies' Birlinn blanket, from her most recent book Inspired by Islay (available from our shop) is a great example.

 ©Kate Davies Designs

©Kate Davies Designs

 Tin Can Knits also have 3 such blankets which show off a wide range of possibilities : 

 POP ©Tin Can Knits

POP ©Tin Can Knits

 Dogwood ©Tin Can Knits

Dogwood ©Tin Can Knits

 Vivid ©Tin Can Knits

Vivid ©Tin Can Knits

Whatever you are making this month with a pinhole cast on, do make sure you share your work in our Ravelry group.