Friday, December 30, 2011
I love knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman's surprise jacket and with its stripey pattern it is a great jacket for using up the odd bits of yarn!
With the first jacket I really did use up my bits of yarn as they appeared - although I tried to keep the stripes relatively even.
My second jacket is going to be a little bit more formal. I used beige as a background with even stripes, mostly in blues and greens.
Plenty more stash to use up ... but at least I have made a start!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Made from scraps of yarn in DK on needles size 3 1/2, they fit a newborn. Two tiny buttons are also required.
I knitted them sitting in the car (as a passenger, of course!) on our family trip to North Wales. They took no time to make!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
At the moment I am knitting again for Cuddles, a UK based charity which knits tiny garments and small blankets for still-born babies and which supplies gowns, blankets and wraps to maternity units all over the UK.
Here my latest blanket (knitted in 4 ply), with another on the go.
Edit: The second blanket is now finished. It is larger in size with a pattern around the edge.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
My Baby Set pattern has been checked and proof-read and is now up for sale on my Ravelry page.
The pattern is for a hat/beanie, a pair of booties and a pair of mittens, designed to fit a 0-3 month old baby.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Here is a free pattern for mittens in a newborn size:
Material: DK yarn, remnants
Needles: 3 ½ mm/ US 4/UK 9
K = knit
P = purl
stst = stocking stitch
k2tog = knit 2 together
sl1k1 = slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch
psso = pass slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
Mittens (Make 2)
Cast on 28 sts. Rib K1, P1 for 14 rows.
Then knit in stst for 16 rows.
Reduce for top:
17th row: K2, sl1k1, psso, K7, k2tog, K2, sl1k1, psso, K7, k2tog, K2 (= 24 sts)
All reverse rows: purl
19th row: K2, sl1k1, psso, K5, k2tog, K2, sl1k1, psso, K5, k2tog, K2 (= 20 sts)
21st row: K2, sl1k1, psso, K3, k2tog, K2, sl1k1, psso, K3, k2tog, K2 (= 16 sts)
Cast of and close seam. Darn in all remaining ends.
The pattern of a full set of hat, bootees and mittens should be for sale on my ravelry page soon!