Posts Tagged ‘Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan’
*tap tap* *whistle* Is this thing on? Yes, I’ve been missing again. What can I say, my life is one unending soap opera.
Anyhoo, here’s what knitting I’ve been up to during my absence. I seem to have been bitten by the baby bug. I’m really enjoying baby knitting at the moment. I think it’s because there are some really lovely patterns out there, I’ve come up with some of my own and also because it’s quick. That’s probably the best thing about it as I don’t really have patience for a longer project anymore.
So, here’s the first cardigan:
Pattern: Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan by Jennifer Hoel
Yarn: Random DK acrylic
The ever popular garter yoke cardi. I love this pattern, it’s so cute!
Pattern: Puss by Patons from Patons R.30 – Favourite designs for babies
Yarn: Peter Pan Bonnie Babe 4ply
I’ll definitely knit this one again, I love it. to be honest, almost all of the patterns in that book are super cute. I love vintage patterns!
This next one is adapted from another vintage pattern & I hope to publish it soon:
Pattern: I’m toying with the name Leafy Yoke Cardigan
Yarn: Random DK acrylic
I’ve adapted this to use a heavier weight yarn than the original, made a couple of changes and also charted the design. I had asked some lovely knitters to test knit it for me and there were lots of errors. LOTS. I’m not so great at remembering the changes I make! So, I decided to re-knit it and also to make some further changes. Any of my test knitters that I rudely abandoned recently, I apologise. I hope to re-send the pattern out soon.
Here’s my latest attempt so far, knit using Cascade 220 superwash:
It’s going swimmingly.
My last FO to show is not technically an FO yet. I finished it ages ago, but I haven’t blocked it yet:
Yarn: Wollmeise Pure 100% merino superwash in Tandoori Masala. NOM
This turned into a bit of a prayer shawl for me. There was a lot of stuff going on while I was knitting it and I found myself repeating a bit of a mantra while knitting and knitting. I knit this in about 10 days, such was my need for some sort of reassurance. One of the two major things has worked out well, so perhaps it did some good.
Amazingly, I have found lace knitting quite therapeutic. Perhaps it’s the concentration required, it stops my mind from whirling quite so much.
In other news, my little girl left yesterday for 3 weeks in the Gaeltacht. For those outside of Ireland, it’s an intensive Irish language camp where no English is permitted but lots and lots of fun is had. I can’t describe how much I’m missing her, we’ve only been apart once for one night in her 13 years. The house is so quiet & empty without her. I can’t wait for her to come home. Perhaps it’s time to take out the lace knitting again until she returns.