Wednesday, 25 January 2012

crocheted pin cushion

A little present for a sewing friend of mine. I'm not that great at crocheting. I can't seem to get on without constantly having to refer to basic stitch diagrams. Things are making more sense now that I've realised that single, double and triple crochet mean different things in English and American.

The pattern is from here.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

ladybird dress

This is a super dress pattern. Easy to follow, adaptable and very long lasting. I made one when Betty was only six months old and she's still wearing it now as a vest top.

The pattern is the Little Sister Dress by Tora Froseth Designs. It's available as a free download on Ravelry. The yarn is Millamia Soft Merino.

I plotted out the ladybird design on graph paper and slightly altered the number of stitches in a row to fit. It helps to use an asymmetric graph paper, where the boxes are wider than they are tall, when sketching out knitting patterns. I printed my own from this website.

She seems very pleased... and so am I!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

fairisle cardigan

This cardi has taken me ages! I was trying to get it finished to go under the christmas tree but only managed to cast off last night.

It's a modified version of this pattern I found on Ravelry. I knitted a smaller one before Betty was born and scaled up the pattern to fit her now.

I also free-styled on the fairisle. It's knitted from Jamiesons of Shetland's Spindrift. The main colour is Leprchaun.

I always like to look at the reverse on fairisle knitting.

Next project... fairisle jumper for me!