Friday, 10 December 2010

Matching mitts and booties

So having made the cardigan, and the tiny hat I thought I'd do the whole accessory thing - she is a girl after all!

The mitts and the booties are from the same pattern as the cardigan.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Baby Cardigan

As we're experiencing the earliest and coldest winter for quite some time I thought I'd knit a little cardi for the new addition to Nikki and Pete's family!

It's from the UK Handknitting Association - a fantastically easy knit that knitted up very quickly - I'm really pleased with the results!

Click to see the pattern picture here...

and tiny kitten buttons were frankly irresistable!

New baby

So my friends Nikki and Pete have had their first baby - a little girl!

Pete is on a photography course at the moment and asked me to make a little hat for the new arrival - which I have - pictures taken by me (rather than him at the moment)!

It's essentially two knitted rectangles stitched together, and then a crocheted flower added as an embellishment. The rectangles are made as follows: Baby DK yarn: CO 40st on to 4mm needles, work 5 rows in 2x2 rib, then work a further 25 rows in stocking stitch. Cast off.  Repeat so you have two identical rectangles then stitch together.

The flower is made by starting with a magic ring - 5DC in to magic ring... ch3, 2tc in to first stitch, 1slst in to same stitch - repeat for all 5 stitches. Fasten off and then attach to hat using a small button as an anchor.

It took me about an hour or so and I'm really pleased with it!