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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Legwarmers (Highwater Helpers!) on: November 14, 2007 11:13:24 AM
You know how when you pick up a baby its pants inevitably ride up?  And then their little legs are exposed to *gasp* AIR?  This is a winter nightmare for us moms.


I've had this so-called pattern posted on my blog for a while and though I should share with you guys.  These are a quick knit and good for boys and girls.  A great holiday gift.  

Yarn: Cascade Fixation. Substitute any sock yarn with elastic.
Needle: Size 3 27″ circular for Magic Loop method OR size 3 dpns

6-9 months


1. Cast on 40 stitches (inc by 4 st increments for larger legs) using long tail method and divide for magic loop or evenly on 4 dpns
2. knit in 31 rib (k3, p1) for 4 inches and cast off (not too tightly).

A cable cast on can be used for a more flexible opening, but I have found this unnecessary. The elastic in the yarn provides enough ease.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit and Tonic's Somewhat Cowl? on: February 18, 2006 06:32:07 AM
I know several people who are knitting this and some have opted to add waist shaping as a way to avoid the baggy look!  check out this post on gleek.net (http://www.gleek.net/archives/000319.php)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Striped Stocking Cap, Free pattern! on: February 05, 2006 04:12:02 PM
It looks awesome!  I love the spiky pom pom Smiley   Thanks for trying the pattern out and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Striped Stocking Cap, Free pattern! on: February 02, 2006 08:24:37 AM
thanks!  please let me know if you try it out!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Striped Stocking Cap, Free pattern! on: January 30, 2006 10:41:19 AM


Yarn: Reynolds Cantata (cotton with memory) or any other to suit gauge.  Choose as many colors as you see fit!
Needles: Size 6 27" circular for magic loop method OR size 6 dpns
Notions: 3 stitch markers (one in a different color), yarn needle

24 st/34 rows to 4 inches

Newborn, 14" circumference, will stretch to 16".  length is 13"

The striping pattern is meant to be any that you choose, using as many colors as you choose to suit 13 inches of hat.  Save time later by carrying the colors up the inside of the hat rather than cutting and rejoining yarn.

  • Cast on 68 stitches
  • Join and place odd color marker one stitch after beginning of round, taking care not to twist work
  • Work even in stockinette for 6 inches
  • Knit one round placing remaining 2 markers after 23rd and 45th stitches
  • K2tog after every marker on every third row until 12 stitches remain

Cut yarn and pull through stitches at top of hat, taking care to weave in the same direction as knitting.  Tuck end into top of hat.  
Make tassel using all colors and attach to top of hat.  Allow bottom edge to roll.

Please note that this pattern has only been tested by me.  Please contact me at sassystitchess@greatwhitewong.com with any questions and let me know if you encounter problems with the pattern--i want to be sure I post the correct information!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: January 06, 2006 02:03:28 PM
Now that I finally have a camera, I can show my Clapotis progress.  I started in late October/early November and stopped for a bit for the holidays.

*image removed*

It's in Noro Kureyon, color 92.  I didn't know it had every color in the rainbow in it unitl I got it home, but I really, really like it.  This is about four or five balls into it, and it's not long enough yet.  Poor, stubby Clapotis.   It's my first knitting related post to my new blog as well.  If I feel like making it again, it will be in a darker colorway.  This type of color combo will be a good change for me, though.

The striping is perfect!  A fine Clappy example Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fess up, who's got a knitting blog? on: December 29, 2005 02:01:50 PM
Right here... http://greatwhitewong.com/sassystitchess...
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: DPN or Circulars on: December 29, 2005 01:52:35 PM
Circs all the way!  My knitting slips right off of DPN's.. and by using small addis with their super flexible cords, I am able to eliminate those annoying gaps.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: December 29, 2005 01:47:04 PM
I finished my second Clapotis and gave it to my Mother In Law for Christmas... I think she likes it!  I just wanted to let you all know that I used Cascade Sierra (cotton/wool blend) and it worked up beautifully!  Thought that might be helpful for some of you looking to make a year round garment.

~Sassy Stitchess
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Baccarat Knitalong on: October 05, 2005 04:25:44 AM
I'll be following along... I have some Katia Mississippi that's 7 st/in.  Might be close enough, w/ some modifications, and the fact that I'm an x-small. 

But I don't think the cotton will be drape-y enough at all, so this might not be the right use for it.  I will wait for some yarn input from others.  have fun!

I had the same feeling about cotton.  Colleen at Subway Knitter used a cotton for hers.. she also modified the pattern considerably if you want to check it out: http://subwayknitter.typepad.com/photos/2005_finished_knits/baccarat.html. She's a great technical knitter!  I think she may have achieved more drape if the shoulders were seamed less. 

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