After doing so well the previous year with the mousies and the cabled scarf I decided to knit up this little sweater. It's from the first issue of Knit It! (The first issue had all the good patterns, it's been crap ever since). I was amazed at how simple it was to do and could look so complicated!
I made this after reading about it all over the knitblog universe. I found a store that carried Koigu and had at it. Love the yarn. The self striping is beautiful. This project has my fear of variegated yarns almost cured.
This is a pattern from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch. I had this yarn I found at the thrift store but it was hot pink. I had to buy it because there was enough there to make something! I used one strand of the Emu Snowflake (pink) and one of Tibet (black). Putting these two yarns together worked out well. The black toned the pink down. It knit up very quick and is the hottest thing, temperature wise, I own. It needs some pockets though. I'll add them on this winter.
Another Top Down. Once I got the hang of it I was off to make all my friend's kids sweaters! This is Paton's Decor.
Another Top Down pattern that really turned out well. I'm not a huge fan of variegated yarn but this one I like. It's a Red Heart yarn in the Monet colourway. I like this pattern so much I may make myself a basic black cardi!
This pattern is in the first issue of Knit It! I hate this sweater and will be sending it to goodwill before I give it to my friends baby! The pattern is great, the yarn is horrific. I found it in the sale bin and I thought the colour was very baby. This is bulletproof acrylic. As I knit it up it wore a sore spot on my finger where the yarn carried over. Yikes!
Top Down Raglan in a great yarn by Red Heart called Misty. It's a 75% acrylic 25% rayon blend that gives this sweater a wonderful soft feel. I ran out of yarn on this project and then found out it was discontinued. Eeek! I managed to find a supplier on the Net and they kindly matched up the dyelot for me. Phew!
This started with a pattern but the bag was turning out too small. I ripped it back and began to crochet it again making it up as I went along. This is made with Lily's Sugar n Cream. In hindsight the straps need to be shorter.
Yet another neat and easy pattern from Chicknits. I used a yarn called Helena which was a 75% cotton 25% rayon blend. No gauge for this I just got lucky. I knitted it up with 2 yarns held together throughout.
I made these after I blew a hole in my Fuzzy Feet. Once again I used Paton's Classic Wool and it felted up great. This is a Fiber Trends pattern.
This is from the Paton's pattern book called Street Smarts. I used a cheapo Phentex acrylic and it turned out really great. All except the zipper. Maybe one day I'll rip it out and redo it. It looks a little funky but it's functional. I'm glad it's finally finished!
This is from the Paton's book Street Smarts. The same book the Cabled Hoodie came from. There may be one more sweater coming out of that book by Christmas! I'm loving cabling! This is made from Red Heart Misty in Windsor. 75% acrylic 25% rayon. Super soft and washes up great. I started this Aug 3rd and finished up Sept 13th.
I found this pattern online through Mariko at Super Eggplant. I've since lost the link. Super easy and super quick to knit. I swear this took me less than half an hour from start to finish. Lily's Sugar n Cream cotton. I think it would be a super duper scrubby made out of Phentex Craft Yarn. Completed Sept 25, 2004.
What a fun little project. I made this to wear to work on Halloween then I realized it's on a Sunday this year. Maybe I can wear it as a toque? This is Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Orangeade. It took me about a week to complete.
Yeah, it's a warshcloth. But I made it, dammit.
Every year I go to a Silent Auction for the local Food Bank. I take something to auction. Last year my scarf went for $25! I hope to make a couple of these and make lots for the charity. I used one strand of Bernat Boa and one strand of Lewiscraft Eyelash held together.
Another scarf for the silent auction. This is made from some Noro I had leftover from my Booga bag. Not quite enough for a scarf after I had finished this so I stretched it as I blocked it. Now it's a perfect length. Started 11/10/04 Finished 11/13/04