Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

I have a friend who has just had a 1.6 kg baby. This is a cute pattern that I’m hoping will fit. Found at this site it’s knitted in four ply. It looks so tiny!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/017.shtml

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I like the way raglan sleeve cardigans fit on little people. The first two outfits are examples of a plain pattern that has been  customised. Unfortunately the pattern isn’t in print any more but there are plenty of examples on line.

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Ribbon stitch to add colour.

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Lacy diamond panel

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King Cole Jersey



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Even though we are having a very mild autumn, I’ve been trawling the patterns on line to make some fingerless mitts and bedsocks for the family. The children’s mitts are from ‘Adorable kids fingerless mitts by Kiwiyarns Knits,’ and the small sized ladies mitts are from ‘Lazy Rib Fingerless Mitts by Chocolatetrudi.’

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The boy’s bedsocks are 18 cm long and are from the vintage pattern ‘Lady’s and Child’s Bed Socks from Patons Knitting Book No. 248.’

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Holiday Knitting

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We stayed for three weeks in the beautiful Whanarua Bay around the East Cape of the North Island. Gorgeous and raw, the landscape is full of rocky beaches, mature native trees and heaps of bird life. There was plenty of time in the evenings to read and knit this Aran Jacket set from Patons’ book 5000.


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I’m getting a jump on knitting things for our very cute grandson before the cold weather sets in. The red ‘Sublime Henry Tank’ is knitted with a ‘check pattern’ and six stitch cable, I’ve used Burda’s 9792 sewing pattern for the shirt. The Hoodie is another Bernat Hoodie which is a free pattern found on ‘favecrafts’. This time I made it in the ’tile stitch’ which was also a free pattern online. Thanks to all those who share your creativity with the rest of us 🙂

'Henry Tank' knitted in Vera Moda's Pure Wool 8ply

‘Henry Tank’ knitted in Vera Moda’s Pure Wool 8ply

'favecraft's' Hoodie in Naturally's 8ply 'Heather'

‘favecraft’s’ Hoodie in Naturally’s 8ply ‘Heather’

'Tile Stitch' found online

‘Tile Stitch’ found online

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I am so into knitting at the moment. Somehow they’re all baby clothes!

A UKHKA pattern in Shepherd's 4 ply


I love this Sublime pattern! Cute swing cardi & beret in dk


Another Sublime pattern in 4ply, 'Retro crossover neck sweater'



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Having fun knitting

Scarves and baby clothes are awesome to knit ‘cos they grow so quickly, especially when the scarf wool is super chunky and the needles are huge.

chunky moss stitch scarf

double knit baby jacket in merino

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