I’ve been slacking this week in my blog posting but I’ve been busy knitting a few baby items for a dear friend who is expecting a precious baby boy very soon.
So with that said, I just casted off a delightful and quick knit designed by Debbie Bliss called the Ribbed Baby Jacket. It was fun to review all the finished projects (over 3,500 completed) to see all the variations of this pattern. For me, I decided upon a stripe for the collar to give a bit more contrast and make it look boyish. Since I had plenty of yarn left over, I also made a matching hat, using the basic construction of the Train Track Baby Hat by Heather Tucker. I really love how my little projects turned out! Both of these patterns are super easy to follow and get a two thumbs up from me.
Project Details: Instead of knitting a solid cardigan, I opted to add stripes in the collar, which gave it a bit more interest. I also did the same thing for the matching hat.
Yarn: 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Denim and 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Grey Heather
Needles: 1 set of size US 8 (5.00mm) DPNs
Today I’m casting on the adorable Well Dressed Bunny designed by Barbara Prime, of Fuzzy Mitten. I’ve loved this pattern, as well as the many others Barbara has designed, for a very long time. Is this not the cutest bunny every!!! For this fun project I’m using my stash of King Cole Merino Blend Aran in Putty (soft oatmeal heather) and a pair of size 6 (4.00mm) knitting needles. I want to make the outfit too like the one in the photo below.
If this project turns out well, I might have to make another one and I just might have to make the Siamese Kitty!
I’m still working on my Simple Raglan Cardi and it’s really looking good. I plan to make it much longer than the original pattern and I think I will make the sleeves a bit longer too. The lace insert really has made a difference in the overall appearance of this cardigan and seems to mellow the color of the yarn I’m using, which is very strong but soft (if that makes sense).
Until next time…. happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!