Saturday, August 23, 2008

Little Girl Shrugs

Pattern: Little Girl's Shrug from Knitting Pure & Simple

Yarn: RYC Cashsoft DK #516 sage & # 525 kingfisher - 2 balls each

Notes: Easy seamless knit. It would be a wonderful project for a first sweater. Knitting Pure & Simple also has a similar women's pattern. It would make a great mother/daughter sweater.

I had a little trouble with gauge, even though I used DK weight yarn which is what the pattern called for. The pattern is easily adjusted, though, by just continuing the raglan increases. Another fitting advantage is that it is knit top down, and therefore can be tried on by the recipient as you knit it.
My girlie-girls are going to wear these on the first day of school. Won't they look cute?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Three FO's

Pattern: Scott Green from Louisa Harding's Wildspur

Yarn: Louisa Harding Hulda #5 - two balls

Comments: This is from Louisa's new fall book called Wildspur. They yarn is totally yummy, a chunky wool/acrylic blend with a little bit of linen running through it. I took out a repeat from the pattern because I have a pin head.

Pattern: The Big Easy from Plymouth's Done by Monday Afghan book

Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted #208-5 balls, Plymouth Encore Worsted #999-5 balls

Comments: I made this for my daughters' babysitter who will be attending Texas A&M in the fall. The Plymouth book is awesome. Lots of very simple afghans that you can whip up in a week.

Pattern: Bless from Kim Hargreave's Heartfelt book
Yarn: Rowan Biggy Print #260 Mermaid - 3 balls
Comments: I have twenty balls of this yarn that I frogged from a sweater I knit two years ago. The pattern is very simple and cute. Easily done in an evening.