Ok, I'm in the uk, and fortunate enough to have Get Knitteds' new shop a drive away, so I went to the opening and saw they have 'Lambs Pride' in stock. This stuff is good isn't it? I think they had Red Heart too, another good one?? I'd not seen these in RL before.
I'm sure I've heard you guys mention this stuff on here, so, go on, tempt me into buying some!! They had both the worsted and bulky in the LP, so what is good/have you knit with it?? How much do you get per hank? (A hat, mittens to match?? etc).
If I used 4mm needles instead of 8mm and DK yarn, wouldn't it come out, theoretically, half the size?? It's for a tiny 3 month old baby, so whatever small size it comes out, she will fit/grow into it!!
If I follow this, do you think the down-scaling would work, or will it come out odd shaped?
Anyone made one for a baby??
I finished my third for myself today, but think it's just a few stitches to small across my back/around my arms. I'm hoping I can wash n stretch it just a bit. (Ironically, the first is perfect, the second a bit big, so I guess it's followed the sequence, wonder what the next one will be??)
My friend, who maddeningly cut off his mohican not long after I slaved over working out, and knitting him a hat 'with the holes in the right places for his spikes to go through' wants a batman mask/hat, whatever you'd call it.
I think it would be much easier to make top-down, but have never done a hat that way.
Do you think if I started with say, 6 stitches and did k1,mk1 to increase in the beginning, etc, it would work??
also, how do I go about the eye holes?? would 2 yo's make a big enough/tidy enough hole?? (I'm sad to say, my mate is slowly going blind, and only has sight in one eye, so just need to look good, don't need to be too practical).
I hate using circs, and I've tried twice to start a minisweater (in GGH's Coco) on circs, but I just don't get on with them. Is there any reason why the pattern calls for circs, because I've looked it through, and I'm wondering if 2 needles may be a possibility... I've wanted one of these tops for AGES!!!
I have 3x 50g balls of a soft, slubby yarn that knits up on 8mm needles (but would go smaller with no probs) I REALLY want to make a shrug, a 'one skein wonder' type thing, with short, cap sleeves.
Anyone seen something like this??
I have made my own simple pattern up before (its somewhere on Craftster, calle 'the bathroom shRUG') but it was most forgiving, the bobbly yarn meant any untidyness didnt show!! This stuff, however, will have to be from a definate pattern.