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, February 3, 2012

Hearts for Ruthie

While I was waiting for little Ruth to arrive, I started knitting up some "girly" soakers.  I had an idea for a soaker with hearts and it came out kind of cute.

It's just a generic soaker that used 80 stitches to begin with and the hearts repeat every ten stitches.  I used some Cascade 220 wool in my stash.

However, while I was knitting it, I thought this pattern might also make a cute bib and cloth.

It's so simple that I almost feel guilty about how quickly I came up with the idea.  It hasn't been test knit, but once you get going, you almost don't need the pattern! You can look at your knitting and know what's coming next!

The bib was knit with Peaches & Creme in Shocking Pink.  Wouldn't this be cute for Valentine's Day too?

The pattern includes directions for both the bib and the cloth and has a chart.  I'm putting the pattern in a pdf file in both the updated cloth and bib files, so you can find it in either spot.  Or, you can just click here for the pdf.  I hope you have fun making this for your little sweetheart too!

At four days old, Ruth Anne now has a nickname.  My son (and her father), who is a huge Yankees fan, calls her "Babe Ruth", which of course leads to "The Babe".  He says that wasn't his intention when they picked her name, but I'm not so sure. 


marica said...

hi, my name is marìca, italian,Rome, mother of 3 grandmother of five,; i have a blog,"La maglia di marica" where i post for FREE patterns for children only,.
I'm asking permission for translate and post 2 of yours pattern(bib and soaker9 with link to you.

Jessica said...

So great to see another of your wonderful patterns, and this one is just in time for Valentine's Day. LOVE IT! <3

Gayle said...

I am new to your blog. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful patterns. :-)

Paula in Iowa said...

Please Ma'am, could you point me to the soaker pattern. I "need" to make a pair or three, but have no basic pattern. Love the hearts, so dern cute. My "grands' are all rather well grown. So I could put these in a box for future use!
Thanks, Paula in Iowa

Kathy... said...

Such a cute design! Again, your talents amaze me.

Congrats on your new little angel too. Such cute little toes! Enjoy......

Mrs. McGee said...
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Mrs. McGee said...

Hi Elaine,

Love your patterns, which I just discovered this weekend. I was hoping to be able to share 10 copies of "Quacking Up" and of "Pig Out" with some 4th and 5th grade students who I am voluntarily teaching to knit in an after school program. (I do not receive any compensation for this.) Several student are ready to begin purling, and your cloths would be great practice for knitting and purling with a wonderful finished product.

Thank you for your consideration,
Mrs. McGee

Elaine said...

Oh what fun teaching 5th and 6th graders! I'd be honored if they used any of my patterns! Feel free to make as many copies as you need for your project. You'll have to share your experience with us! I'm not sure I would have that much patience!

deborahyo said...

Hi My Name is Deborah from Maine,
I found your WONDERFUL patterns on ravalry!! Thank you soooooo much for sharing you God given talents! Just getting ready to do your pattern, " hearts for Ruthie". Congratulations too on your sweet G-baby addition!! My first on is 2 yrs. old already! Making this pattern for my husband's niece new baby girl!! Makenzie Anne
Thanks again!!

Unknown said...

would you mind sharing with me how many stitches you picked up on the leg openings there on the soakers? I really like what you did there and i cant wait to make a pair!

Elaine said...

Samantha, I'm always happy to share, unfortunately, I don't really remember how many stitches I used. It depends on the size you're making. Usually though, I just go around and try to pick up as many stitches as I can around the leg. It's almost always at least 48. If you have any more questions, please feel free to email me directly. Just be sure to put something in the subject line so I know what you're writing about, otherwise, I won't open it!

Missy said...

Such a cute pattern! I just made the bib and reviewed the pattern on my blog!

cyndiecas said...

Where is the pattern?