Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cutest Sweater Ever!

Recently, I had the opportunity to test knit this pattern called Rampljus - translated from Swedish as "limelight".  Designed by Yarn-Madness, a talented new designer from Sweden, the pattern went on sale through Ravelry today.   I knit the 4 year old size and used Cascade 220 Superwash wool, one skein of each color.  Knit from the top down, it was fast and easy.  It will look great on a special little girl.  So cute!  Fun to knit!  I'm going to cast on for another one.
I love this design!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Two More Reasons to Knit

Not that I need any reasons. Though, I will have to knit twice as fast now.  Pictured are my grandtwins wearing their side buttoned sweaters. A fast and easy knit.  The part that took the most time was sewing on the buttons.
 Since the weather is warming up and sweaters are not needed.  I knit two cotton sun hats.

 But not all my knitting has been baby sweaters.  I knit a hat for myself out of  Noro Silk Garden. Pattern is Curvy One-Ball Lace Hat by SweaterBabe.
And one for a friend using Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool.
Yes, I know, they are wool.  Wearing them will have to wait.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I Learned Something New

I just finished this vest.  Knit from the top down (the way I knit just about everything) in MadelineTosh Chunky - color Twig.  The pattern is called  Memory Vest by Vera Sanon and is modeled by  my mannequin.  It has an interesting waist stitch border above and below the slip stitch pattern - almost like a crochet chain.  It is sometimes called Estonian braid, lateral braid or braid horizontal. I didn't find it in any of my stitch dictionaries but there are online videos with good instructions.  The stitch was easy to learn but took a little practice to get the tension right. I think it would also look good on a hat band.

I also completed this scarf.  A pattern called "A Little Bit Bohemian".
A good start to 2013.