Thanks salmonmac, it’s another little top for my granddaughter. She’s growing so quickly she’s out of them before they’ve had any wear!! This one is for a 2yr old (she’s just turned one!!) so I’m hoping it will last a wee while
Im just about to start knitting this cute bear- Ive never knitted toys before so advice needed as to the best wool type to use, Dk is the recommended wool, do I need to look for something safe for children.
That’s a darling bear!
Don’t use a fuzzy yarn or one that is single ply. Although the single ply is usually very soft, it’s not a very sturdy fiber.
A machine washable cotton yarn would work as would an acrylic for this. Some of the major brands like Sirdar, Plymouth, Lion Brand have good choices. I haven’t heard of any problems in regard to safety with yarns used for baby items.
I’ve recently finished this cardigan using Elsabeth Lavold’s Hempathy. The pattern is called Whippet.
I was just in the mood for a bright sprint green and there it was.
Beautiful colour, I’m not familiar with this yarn though, but it is certainly gorgeous
Great work love the colour
Ooh I love that stitch pattern!
I’m making a sweater for my husband. The original pattern is called East Bay. There’s a cable panel up the middle of the front and back and the sleeves but I couldn’t get it to work so I’ve used the elongated checks pattern all over it!
Speaking of cabling, I just started my first cable project a couple days ago! It’s an ear warmer headband for a birthday present, made of some soft shetland wool someone gave me.
The wool is a very light sport at most, probably closer to fingering wt, so I’m chain-plying it to triple the thickness as I go. I used a provisional cast on so I can graft the ends together afterwards. But otherwise this is a rare example of me actually following a pattern (gasp!): https://www.berroco.com/sites/default/files/downloads/patterns/Berroco_FreePattern_Calisson.pdf
I’d recommend it as a nice project to learn braided cabling on, and also a good piece to practice combined knitting because you encounter knits and purls into both western and eastern stitch mounts on almost every row.
I love how the moss stitch seems to go right up to the cables! So pretty!
Finished today but…
I’m half tempted to frog and re-knit making some changes to the increases, decreases and adding a couple rows of garter to the stst and edges to help stop the rolling…
otherwise the pattern’s great
edited to add the pattern details(I’d forget my own head if it …!!)
Woo-hoo, very exciting sweater! That will look fabulous and flattering.
Oooh that’s lovely!
Finally done with this bag been busy this month.
Love the color! Very nicely done.
I finished my “Step It Up” shawl last night.
Lovely! The shawl looks like it was a fun knit too.
Thank you! It was fun to knit.