Archive for May, 2012

Sweet Baby Sweater

I just finished this sweater for my neighbor’s new baby girl.

Pattern: Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, available in shoppe or Ravelry

Size: Baby 17″ bust (pattern sized through 61″ adult women)

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Cotton, Shrimp Color #609, 1 skein

Needles: US 7 16″ circular, I used my trusty Inox circulars.

Buttons are vintage from collection of my Great Grandma Fry. She was a very frugal lady and kept buttons off old clothing. Lucky me and my sister, we got many of them.

Here is the lovely version of this sweater that is displayed as a sample at the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe. Aimee knit it up out of Berroco Remix, Rose 3983. More details are available on her Ravelry project page.

If you have as many babies coming in your life as I do, you might give this little sweater a go. You can even knit a matching one for the new mama too.

Keep those needles clicking.

~Angela M.

May 16, 2012 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

May Knitting

This time of year, many knitters slow down. The outdoors calls our names, gardens need to be planted, family vacations need to be planned, and so on and so forth. But just because it is warming up outside doesn’t mean knitting needs to stop. Warm weather knitting is a great time to explore new yarns or fibers.

What about trying  Berroco Linsey? It is a worsted cotton & linen blend yarn that comes both striping colors and solids. Last summer I made my daughter a tee in the Aquinnah colorway. While knitting with this blend is different from working with animal fibers, it is not unpleasant. I found it to be a good change for me. Even though the label instructions say to hand wash and dry flat, this tee has been through the washer and dryer multiple times. In fact, it has softened up like a pair of jeans does with a few washes.

In the last post, Aimee shared an adorable springtime project. After she made that little poncho, I had to make one for my daughter too. I also used BSA Worsted Cotton which is one of my favorite yarns and definitely my most favorite plant fiber yarn. My colors were (from top to bottom): Caribbean (630), Bone (80), Raspberry (637), and Mediterranean (632). With the 6-8 yo size, I used one full skein of each of the bottom colors. In the Caribbean on top with hood, I actually broken into a third skein. You will need that three skein for pom poms and drawstring for the hood , which I didn’t make for this project.

May 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment


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