Knitting, Liberty, Quilting and the Pursuit of Yarn
Friday, August 10, 2012
What's on my needles Friday
Done! Finished! Washed, dried and ready to pack away. Size? Somewhere around 6 mos, I think. It doesn't matter; at some point, it will fit a baby.
Did you see that nice collar shaping? I do this with short rows plus a couple of extra stitches just before the garter border. No formula, just as I go along. I've been making sweaters for sooooo long, that I just do my thing.
This little guy has a front started. The fake side seams are visible. It'll be a crew neck, maybe with a collar. I have tons of yarn, so I could do a hood instead. The little string on the right is where I've taken off sts for the front shaping.
This one shows the back side of the pattern. I like it so much that I'm going to do the sleeves in it just for a change. I was going to do the bodice in it, but baby sweaters are so tiny that it hardly makes a difference, so I'll leave it for the sleeves.
Yarn is my Penny sock yarn dyed by me in a lovely turquoise color.
Again, this is raw knitting and looks it. When it's finished and blocked, there will be an enormous difference.
Next on the needles? I don't know. I'm hankering to do a baby sweater side to side. I haven't done any sweater like this in ages. I'll use some of my Bambi yarn for it, and I think I'll make it 22" for a size larger. Now to figure out what colors to dye the yarn. Such fun, no?