Saturday, January 27, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
To those interested in the knit cream colored baby blanket in the previous post, it's a pattern from Nomis, book #63 Reversible Very Easy to Knit Baby Blankets For Crib Cradle & Carriage
The pattern can be found on page 5
Textured Plaid Blanket
the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and a size 8 needle. the small size( 21" x 32" ) cast on 89sts, for the larger size ( 25 1/4" x 37 1/4") you cast on 107
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Here is SweaterBabe's newest pattern Beautiful Cabled Baby Jacket. I used Bernat Satin a 4 ply and I made the 18 month size. The close-up picture is the true color of the yarn. my camera is crazy with the color shots lately....
It's an easy pattern to knit, top down and a unique way of leaving the body stitches on the circular needle while you knit the sleeves using the same needle!
The cables are on the front only, the back of the jacket is plain stockinette stitch and it goes quickly. I finished knitting this on the 2nd and just sewed the buttons on this morning. I would like to make another using an ombre yarn I have Caron Wintuk color is summer breeze.
I took another picture showing the jacket on my model, of course my doll has such short arms, the sleeves are way too long!!
Oh, the knit blanket in the background was a UFO I made myself finish yesterday, another red heart TLC ( a worsted weight acrylic) I believe I got the pattern from a knit baby blanket book American School of Needlework.
You can see the wrinkles in it from being stashed away in a knitting bag all this time.
Knitting in 2007, so far so good!!
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
One thing I think is interesting is the way you knit the sleeves, leaving all the other stitches on the circular needle, no stitch holders are required! I know they look skinny in the picture but I haven't seamed them up yet. I'm headed out for a 2.5 mile walk and then back to knitting....