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!



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Down!

Yay!  I have one baby shower present finished and one to go.  I thought I would just share some pictures of this set.
I used Plymouth Jeannee in the Sky Blue colorway.  This is a great yarn for babies as you can machine wash and dry it.  The pattern is my Sweet Tee with an extra four stitches for button bands and is just worked back and forth from the neck down.  It's really simple.

You'll recall that I inserted a little bear on the back between the shoulders, after several starts.  I think it came out okay.  I have a feeling that it will look cuter when it's actually being worn.  I'm happy that you can instantly tell that's it's a bear.  The key is to keep it simple.
Let me know if you're interested in the little bear pattern and I'll be happy to post it.  That is, if I can remember which one I finally ended up using!  
 The hat is just my basic beanie pattern.  I added the teddy ears using the same method as this hat. I wanted my ears a little chunkier, so I didn't follow her directions for making the ears.  I like that method of picking up the stitches as you don't have to sew the ears to the hat.  I've used it before in other projects. Anything that saves sewing is always good, in my opinion!  If I knit another one though, I think I might omit the top purled rows.
Finally, I knit up some little tube socks.  They look a little strange here as I have them stretched over my toddler sock blockers.  (I'm not sure where I stashed the infant ones!)  These have a cast on of 30 stitches and are knit for 5 inches and then have a star toe.  I love tube socks for babies as it's always so difficult to try and line up a heel with a swinging foot!
In my next post, I'll show you the bibs I made, including that new bear design.  As I was working on the next baby sweater, I had another idea.  I have to finish testing it, before I post it.  Such a tease. . . .

3 comments:

Debbie1085 said...

Of course we are always interested in your pattern. Post for me, please! Can't wait to see what you were teasing us with....

Freda George said...

Oh! so sweet love the color of blue...Yes please post...I'm not sure I totally understand the change on the tee pattern the placket instead of over the head....So cute they will love and treasure this gift....

Kerry said...

If you would be so inclined as to write up the cardigan pattern, hopefully?