Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Yoda Sweater for Andrew

Here is a jumper i whipped up for Andrew - it only took 3 nights it was such a quick knit! It is meant to look like a Yoda sweater - as in Star Wars! And it does i think, it looks a bit like a Jedi's shirt. How cute!!!!!

Its made with Alpaca/Wool blend yarn, garter stitch edges and plain old stocking stitch throughout. Some decreasing to make the wrap look. Then i made I-cords for the ties. I've never done I-cords before so that was exciting!! Oh yes the things i get excited over, its very sad!

It fits him great right now and because its a wrap it is quite flexible so i;m pretty sure it'll fit until the end of winter.

Overall very happy with this! The pattern is a freebie, it can be found on Ravelry.

How cute is Andrew!!!!!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Stripey Moss Jacket

Here is a jacket i made for Kimberly. It is loosley based on a Patons pattern for a baby sweater. I used bigger needles and thicker wool to make it bigger, for a toddler.

Turned out bigger than I expected - too big for my almost 3 year old. Maybe it will fit her next year when she is four!

The pattern throughout is a stripey moss stitch - i think its called “waffle”??

1st row - P
2nd row- K
3rd row - P
4throw - k1 p1

Moss stitch was used for the edges.

overall happy with the outcome, but a little sad she probably won't wear this till next year!