Thursday, 15 October 2015

For when it is the weather for a fabric, rather than cosy wool, scarf...

Though a cosy wool cowl was worn on a walk to school this week... these mornings are chilly now! Anyway, for those days which are slightly warmer I fancied making some more fabric, wrap around neck many times type scarves. So far I have made just the one 
 The pattern is the Purl Bee's Long Pom Pom Cowl, though it is simply a quarter of a meter of full width, lightweight fabric, joined together at the selvedge edges. There is a little bit of fancy seaming going on though to enclose the trim, so it is well worth looking at the Purl Bee's how-to.

Fabric was a bolt end from the lovely Backstitch, and is a lovely soft fabric by Atelier Brunette called Abstract. Oh, and is still available here. Pom pom trim from Frumble
I love the bits of gold-mustard. And those mini pom-poms. Next time I may make a wider version, or maybe a triangular shaped shawl thing. With pom poms of course...

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A baby's cardigan

I was asked to knit some cardigans for a soon to arrive babe, and from a list of suggested patterns, this was one of the ones selected. The pattern is Debbie Bliss' jacket with moss stitch bands from the book baby knits for beginners, and it's a pattern I have adored since Linda's kind Grandma knitted it for Patch before he was born. The most adorable teeny cardigan in a camel colour... Anyway, I was rather happy to have a reason to revisit this pattern.

The cardigan is made with the delicious Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, this time in an oh so pretty light pink. The 3-6 month size used three balls of wool. The buttons are from Great Gran's tin. And really nothing more to say about this sweet cardigan - it is great for beginners so anyone can have a go, it uses dreamy wool... and it includes some moss stitch. Love it