After finishing my Cadeautje Slippers I went looking for my next project. My yarn lives in project bags and I add patterns etc to them as I get closer to using them. In theory this means I should be able to just grab a bag a go but because I can’t see what’s in the bags I tend to have to hunt through them a bit to find what I was after. I was looking for the yarn I had for brioche hat but on the way found two balls of fingering yarn I had purchased intending on making a jumper for Pixie before she was born. Clearly I didn’t actually manage that and as she is getting bigger I thought I had better get on with that jumper before she was too big to fit in one made of 100g of yarn.
I restricted my search to patterns I already own and the yarn I had and came up with TinCanKnits Raindrops pattern. The 1-2y size used exactly the amount of yardage I had (but does have a 3/4 sleeve option) and seemed like it would fit Pixie both now (a bit big) and in autumn (hopefully just right). The sweater is worked from the top down with increases worked into the eyelet patterning on the yoke. It was a quick knit and I was carefully weighing my yarn on the sleeves a week after starting. I ended up with just the right amount to get full length sleeves and still had a couple of metres leftover. I really like how it came out and hope that Pixie likes wearing it too.
Pattern: Raindrops by TinCanKnits (1-2y)
Yarn: SMC Extra Soft Merino Fino in 5488 Blue, 100g (350m)
Needles: 2.25mm and 3.25mm
Ravelry Page: here
Baby hats! I’ve been indulging in make some quick on and off the needle baby hats in between working on my tunic length fingering weight cardigan. I’ve finished 3 Aviatrix hats recently plus I made another Quynn (the same as the last but the smallest size). All three are Drops Karisma which is a DK weight yarn. The brown and blue are both the smallest size (one of these is going to be a gift for sure) and the purple is the second size. I’ve made this hat before, both the older two wore them a lot.
The hat is made in sections of short rows with earflaps added at the end with a strap. They stay on really well and the fabric is super stretchy so they fit for a long time.
I’ve been sick with a cold for the last few days so haven’t been accomplishing as much as I’d like. I did however manage to finish Wee Man’s Latte Baby Coat. I only had the button band to go when I got sick and it is chunky yarn and big needles so did not take too much energy to finish up.
The pattern is written for sizes 0 to 4 and I made the 2T size for Wee Man. It’s a bit big on him at the moment – mostly in the sleeves, but he won’t be 2 for another 5 months so I’m not surprised. He has lots of sweaters in his current size but we are lacking in the next size up. I made the hooded version but have not added any pockets. The cardigan is knitted from the top down starting with the hood and is a seamless raglan. The button band is picked up and knitted in a woven basket stitch pattern following completion of the body. The hems are garter stitch. It has only four buttons in a 2 x 2 pattern though obviously you can add more. I used some square wooden ones that I purchased for this a while ago (before I purchased yarn). I used the recommended yarn for the pattern – Cascade Eco+ but had to use bigger needles to get gauge. Hobbit is annoyed that the cardigan I am knitting for her is not the same colour as she is in a matchy matchy phase at the moment.
Pattern: Latte Baby Coat by Lisa Chemery
Yarn: Cascade Eco+ in Shire ~ 240g (including 4 swatches). The pictures on Wee Man are most true to colour
Needles: 7mm and 8mm KnitPro Nova Interchageables.
Notes: Used Judy’s Magic Cast On for the hood, worked in magic loop back and forth until there was enough fabric. The woven stitch was a bit tight on the first row which made things slow but sped up after that.