Thursday, October 04, 2007

Knitting content, as promised :)

For the last week and a half, I've been working on a little jumper for a friend's baby. I'm pretty sure she doesn't read this blog, so I'm taking the chance and posting these pics even though I haven't sent them to her yet! :)

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Pattern: The Cardigan is Daisy, from Knitty.com, size 3-6 months. The sock pattern is "Just your basic baby sock" (found via the amazing Ravelry!), knit using the instructions for the larger size of the DK weight socks. Since I wanted this to be stripey with a gray border all around, I had to modify the pattern a little - picking up the button/button hole bands after knitting the rest was also a great way to conceal all the colour changes.... especially since (much to the horror of everyone in my knitting group!) I didn't carry the yarns up the side, but cut them at the end of each stripe... many thanks go out to Hannah for helping me weave in most of those ends at knitting the other week!

And of course I didn't learn my lesson with the cardigan - I also didn't carry the yarns while I was doing the socks, leaving me this to deal with (I duplicate stitch my ends in - this is after I've pulled the ends to the right side, but before I've woven any in):
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In my defense, I did try at first to carry the yarns in the socks, but I didn't like the way the stitches at the join went all wonky... so I think the weaving in was worth it. :P

Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton. 1 skein of each colour for the jumper; I went into a second skein of gray for the second sock, but I had expected this, what with all the grey edging on the cardi. I found the yarns in a pile of single skeins, and had to buy them since they all looked so nice together. This photo gives a better idea of the actual colours:

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I still need to get buttons for the cardigan, and then give it a good blocking to get the edgings to lie flat, but otherwise its ready for delivery! Let's hope I can get it there before the baby arrives!

2 comments:

Secret Pal said...

They look fab!

Jenn said...

It's a beautiful set!