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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!!


close up of the intarsia pattern

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

*edit: now with modelled picture*
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:
HSLS(aka HelloSunshineLaceSweater)
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.


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

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