Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!



Friday, March 5, 2010

You want pink??!!

My sister doesn't knit. She doesn't sew. She doesn't craft. As a matter of fact, she even has a button that states "I don't do crafts" which she proudly wears whenever we go to craft shows together. She likes crafts and she admires them, but she has no interest in becoming a participant, so when a good friend of hers was expecting a little girl, she asked me to knit her "something". I was excited by the prospect of actually getting to knit for a little girl. It also meant that I would get to use up some of my "baby" stash. I have some beautiful mint greens, peaches, lavenders and pale yellows, but could I use any of those? No. I was told it HAD to be pink. Pink? I hate pink. I think it's lovely in flowers, but that's about the only place. Fortunately, I did have a couple of skeins. Why I even bought them in the first place, I can't remember. It must have been a great sale. I'm a sucker for yarn sales. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to do something dainty and lacy. I love the feather and fan pattern and, as luck would have it, Lion Brand had just the sweater on their website.

It's knit from the top down and all in one piece. I did alter the pattern a bit by knitting the sleeves in the round and I only did a few rows of the feather and fan. The pattern calls for rows of it to start about the elbow. I thought it looked sweeter with fewer rows. I also knit a couple of rows of garter stitch at the bottom of the sweater to give it a more finished look and I just used three buttons at the top. I even had the buttons in the stash!

The pattern is free and can be found here. The yarn is Snuggly DK by Sirdar and it washes and dries beautifully. For a matching hat, I found this cute pattern by Lorraine Major. It was a really fast knit and just finishes off the set nicely.

Okay, so maybe pink isn't all that bad.

8 comments:

susanmark said...

HI Elaine, Pink's my favorite crayon and your sweater and hat are lovely.

HUGS
Susan

4badbill said...

Very, very pretty little baby set. I love feather and fan.

Kathy... said...

Pink or not....it's just gorgeous! One of the gals in my local knitting group just finished that same pattern. So cute.....

Maria said...

Very pretty set. Feather & Fan is an old favourite of mine too

butterflyanla said...

beautiful sweater

Elzemhobby said...

I want to this model.kıss

oylenshpeegul said...

I'm glad you've softened your stance on pink; I've just finished your latest bib in pink! I think it turned out great!

Joansie said...

"I'm your newest follower!" Love the baby set.