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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / More babysweaters! Incl. nifty Origami type technique for seamless sweater on: April 09, 2007 12:08:09 PM
hello again,

still on the baby clothes. i finished a small version of Knitty's Vestee in my nice cheepo yarn (3.99 for 300g, 100% cotton)



i also made a little garter stitch cardigan - kind of based on a Debbie Bliss one (i think) which I browsed through in a bookshop one day - a very easy thing which i made more interesting for myself by trying to construct it entirely without seams! (well, there are two invisible seams, aka grafting, in there). it kind of folds like origami.

just a few teaser pictures here - the details are on my blog (in an hour's time!)


folds, invisible cast-ons and grafting at the shoulders results in a seamless garment


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Yoda and Oriental Daisy baby sweaters on: March 25, 2007 06:37:39 AM
I have been busy the last week and made two cute baby sweaters.

Baby Yoda:


oriental Daisy


Not to my own patterns, but with modifications.
More detail on my blog.

Enjoy Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / iSweater for Baby (with pattern link) and small size Ugg boots *UPDATE* on: November 09, 2006 02:22:36 PM
A friend of mine is having a baby around about now, and as he is a huge Mac fan (as am I), this has to be the most perfect baby shower present ever....
I also made some Ugg boots in the same colours as the sweater. Baby clothes are sooo cute!!


http://www.stardotbmp.com/svea/Knitting/i-Sweater-and-boots.jpg

close up of the intarsia pattern
http://www.stardotbmp.com/svea/Knitting/i-closeup-of-intarsia-pattern.jpg

The pattern can be found on my blog. Thanks for looking Smiley

*edit: now with modelled picture*
http://knitonedroptwo.blogspot.com/2007/03/apple-sweater-on-catwalk.html
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cerise lace 3/4 sweater on: September 12, 2006 01:52:54 PM
Finally! I started this project in May, just after my Tubey was finished - but it's ok since it would have been too warm anyways in the height of summer Smiley

This top was inspired by the following:
Lelah
and
HSLS(aka HelloSunshineLaceSweater)
plus
a cracking tutorial on top down raglan construction

The result is Cerise

Knit with Vintage Yarn Bellmans Wonder 4-ply crepe, 80% Wool,. 20% Nylon, ca. 190m/50g
I used just shy of 6 skeins.





Detail of the neckline


Close-up of the pattern


I havent yet blocked this sweater - I think it will improve the drape somewhat - without loosing shape (because of the Nylon content)

Now a quick scarf from Knitty, before something else newly designed finds its way onto my needles Cheesy

Thanks for looking
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting World Cup, anyone??? on: June 20, 2006 03:02:09 PM
ok, in the spirit of the knitting olympics, and as a fan of football, is anyone else knitting while watching the beautiful game - if so, show and tell! show and tell!  Grin

i am knitting a lacey top-down raglan thing of my own making, in a vintage yarn, and well, let's say i am getting close to the final knockout stages now Wink about half way thorugh, just like the tournament

is anyone in?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern inspiration needed for 4-ply vintage wool on: June 01, 2006 01:19:40 PM
fellow craftsters,

i need your help.

i have here 5 skeins (50g each) of vintage Bellmans Wonder 4 ply crepe (80% wool, 20% nylon), approx. 190m/50g - in a sharp plum/aubergine/burgendy colour

i am looking for patterns that make use of 4-ply or fingering weight yarn.

i dont think a summer top would be appropriate though because of the wool.

i am not sure what i want, exactly - maybe a vest, a cardigan, something with lace, something classic and vintage in shape?

please please share some pattern ideas with me!

i also want to use all the wool if possible - and i find it difficult to work out what size garment i can knit so there isnt any yarn left over - but it's enough to complete the piece.

yours anxiously
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Tubey just in time for summer! on: May 30, 2006 01:55:06 PM
haha, the joke is on me. never mind, it's a lovely top for when it gets cooler again...and who knows with the british summer

here is my completed tubey. i only recently got back into compulsive knitting, having learned it many many years ago. i have a long list of other projects i want to do, plus designing one or other knitted tops, too.

i knit this in DK weight, Sirdar Country Style (Highlands and Islands)

the modifications are:

 - size: knitted enough back to fit my shoulders, basing the width on the circumference of my arms. no bunching, perfect fitting shrug. I also lengthened the body tube until i was happy with the length.

 - i liked the stripes on the arms, but not across the belly, so frogged back and knitted the body tube plain (but boy was that boring!!!)

 - not so important but as i started with stripes, i moved the colour change (and hence my official 'beginning-of-row') to one side under the armpit. it doesnt matter so much in the single colour but i didnt want to see that stripe change on the front below my boob (where it would have been according to pattern)

 - i knitted more than one row of garter stich at the end of the sleeves as it curled too much for my liking

i LOVE the neckline - might have to take it in a bit as the jumper stretches with wear - i have to see.

SEXY!







excuse the photo quality and the stripes across the images, my mirror is made from mirror tiles.....

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