Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ruck n' Maul

Ta daaaa!
Thomas' 4 ply jacket is finally finished (minus some buttons).
Ruck n' Maul
The pattern is Sirdar 1240 with a few modifications.
I knit this in a 4ply sock yarn (Ochil from The Yarn Yard in the Ruck n' Maul rugby inspired colourway ). The pattern calls for DK - so I ended up casting on for the age 4-5 years but knitting to the dimensions of the 1-2 year. I also knit in the round to the armpits.
Thomas in his Cabled Cardigan
A pretty rubbish photo, just to prove it fits....

Ruck n' Maul
A close up of the cables and the half fishermans rib (which looks almost as good on the wrong side).
Ruck n' Maul
And finally, the back.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Cabled Cardigan progress

Making a cardigan in sock weight yarn is turning into a bit of a mission - even if it is only to fit Thomas! I've been working on this since the end of July. Hopefully that last sleeve won't take too long.
A cabled cardigan for Thomas
At least it seems to fit.

The pattern is 1240 from Sirdar.
A cabled cardigan for Thomas
I am messing about with it a little as it is written for DK. I knit in one piece up to the arm pits, casting on the right number of stitches for the age 4-5 years but knitting so it measures the same as the 1-2 years.

A hat for Evie

My friend Cath asked me to make her a hatfor her little girl to replace a lost one like this from Mothercare.

I evenutally chose McKinley's Springtime Hat
A hat for Evie

I chose the deliciously soft Malabrigo Worsted, this is made from leftovers from my Brownie Hat and my February Lady Sweater.

It was super-fast to make, it was completed in a couple of hours one evening.

Thomas modelled it before it was sent off to Nottingham - he got the pose just right ;o)
A hat for Evie

15 months

And a very cheeky chappie

Thomas - 15 months