Friday, May 23, 2008
Yarn: Kathmandu Aran Tweed, leftovers from my Asymmetrical Cabled Cardi, 1 and a smidge skeins
Needles: US size #6 dpns
Notes: I wanted to make this in a 4 year olds size so I just kind of winged it by using smaller needles. The brim seems pretty stretchy so hopefully it will fit her.
Pattern: Toasty Topper from Knitty Winter 2007
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca, I think I used over 1 skein but it's hard to tell because I knit it double stranded from 2 balls
Needles: US size #8 dpns
Notes: I added a little pom pom to make it a bit more girly. This will be for their brand new little girl who will be around 8 months by this winter. This was such a super simple quick knit!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well, I think I can check that off my to-do list now. I'm finishing up some little knitted gifts for our friends that we'll be visiting so I'll show those to you before we leave.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Pattern: Asymmetrical Cabled Cardigan by Yahaira Ferreira
Yarn: Kathmandu Aran Tweed, color 146, 6 balls
Needles: US size #9
Notes: This was a very impulsive knit. When I saw the pattern I just had to make it right then! The directions are somewhat loose and assume a basic understanding of bottom up raglan sweaters. I believe there was an error in the cable pattern as well but it was fairly obvious and she's probably fixed it by now. Unfortunately, I can't remember what it was and I didn't make any notes on my pattern so I'm afraid I'm no help there. I really enjoyed knitting this cardigan! it was fun, not too complicated but not too boring, and a fast knit. The neck is like a built in cowl but I think it also looks nice with it open at the top. I'm very pleased with how it turned out!