Week 39- Eli’s cardigan

This little cardi comes in premature sizes and 0-6, 6-12 months. It has a moss stitch yoke that is knitted in once piece, and the stocking stitch body is done in one piece too so there is very little of that dreaded sewing up… The buttonband is worked in one piece and there are options for buttons to be either side if you know the sex of the baby. I have used Debbie Bliss Mia for this pattern, a lovely mix of cotton and wool and very soft on baby’s skin. Have a look at her website about it here. Hopefully I’ll be able to update this page with pics of the baby in the cardi once he has arrived, so watch this space! You can find the pattern here.

Doris

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Week 38- Elsie Mitts

This week’s pattern is another set of fingerless mitts, can you really ever have enough pairs? 😛 This set features band of simple checked colourwork, done in a mottled yarn for a less defined effect. If you are new to colourwork this would be great practice. These mitts are knitted in the round, and the thumb is knitted afterwards (or there’s the option to leave it out.) Find the pattern here.

Doris

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Week 37-Kelham Cape

Something for the colder weather this week! This hooded cape is great for throwing on over whatever you’re wearing, even a coat if it’s that chilly. It is knitted in several pieces and seamed otherwise it would be very heavy on the needles. It features a moss stitch border and asymmetric cables. It is finished with a large pointed hood and a snap fastener to close at the neck. The pattern for this is one size as it will fit most, it is very roomy! Find the pattern here!. I have used a wool/acrylic mix but if you’re a cold person, why not do it in all wool, it’ll be very toasty indeed!

Doris

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Week 36- Drifter

Another man’s pattern! Well, technically this would be fine for a lady too, if you don’t mind a looser fit glove. This pattern is knitted in King Cole Drifter, a lovely blend that comes in some great variagated colours that make these simple fingerless gloves more exciting. These gloves are knitted flat, each finger is sewn up before making the next one, so this pattern is for you if you don’t like fiddling with only a few stitches on DPNs! You can find it on Ravelry here.

Doris

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Week 35- Jon’s jumper

I’m catching up I promise! 🙂 This week’s pattern is another garment, this time for a man. It has a K3, P1 rib which is more interesting to knit than miles of stocking stitch, but still not too fussy. This jumper is fairly snug, the finished measurement is the actual size, so if you prefer a looser fit than Jon does, chose the size up. I have used Rico Essentials Cotton DK for this, it’s a lovely smooth 100% cotton that has great stitch definition and comes in loads of colours. Pattern is available here!

Doris

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Week 34- Mustardseed Set

This is a nice little set for new arrivals 🙂 Knitted in Stylecraft Special DK, it barely takes any time and is nice and simple. Pattern available here! I’m playing catch up a bit with my patterns at the moment, but they are on their way!

Doris

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