Saturday, 26 November 2011

An update on what I have been knitting

I forgot to take a picture of the fern lace scarf I made a couple of weeks ago so here it is, what do you think? I think it looks quite good despite it taking a long time to knit i just wish there had been enough yarn to make it a little longer but my mum loves it so I Guss it's irrelevant.

My Nephew's twin cousins are expected to be born in late November/December so I have decided to make them matching baby jackets, I found the pattern for these in one of my machine knitting monthly magazines, the pattern is written for the lk 150 but will work with all mid gauge machines, when I looked at the sizes the smallest size was newborn and that would of been to big so all I did was knit the newborn size on the standard gauge machine, still using the double knit yarn as the pattern suggested. I didn't knit a gauge swatch because I had no hesitation that it would of come out wrong, I don't know why I felt this way I just did lol.
This is what the jacket is supposed to look like, if you are wondering what the pattern is, it is a 2x2 rib style design accept it is garter stitch mixed with stocking stitch, oh it is hard to explain so I hope you get what I mean.This is what mine looks like (bellow) and I am pleased with it, it is a perfect size, I think I will need to steam those font edges because as you can see it wants to keep flipping underneath it's self. I now have to knit the next one which I have started and have knitted up to the armholes, this pattern is very tedious as you have to reform two stitches one row down then skip two stitches all across the row, using the latch tool every two rows. It is extremely time consuming but to be honest I think it is worth the effort in the end, it must of taken me about four days to complete this jacket, where as if it was just plain it could have taken me just a day.


If you are wondering what the £10 note underneath it is for, it is to give you an idea of how small this jacket really is, WOW........ (It's really hard to knit something for someone who isn't even here yet!! lol)


Talk to you later


Alex

3 comments:

  1. Love the scarf and the jacket. You have far more patience than me - I would not bother with the reforming myself - waaaay too much work! :)

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  2. Lovely work Alex.
    The scarf is very pretty and the baby jacket is adorable. So tiny. Admire your patience and perseverance.

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  3. Thanks Jane, I don't even know why I bothered it is beginning to hurt my back keep hunching over to reform the stitches lol never mind, I imagine it would be a lot quicker using a brother machine and a garter carriage, that is probably why the brother machines are more popular.

    Thanks Maureen, my patience is wearing thin but I am determined to finish the second one, I have done the back which takes the longest so fewww lol I will post a picture of both of them together when the other one is finished.

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