Monday, January 30, 2006

Short Row Sweater

Short Row Sweater
Pattern: My Own
Yarn: Lion Brand Micro Spun, Patons Brilliant, Lion Brand Fun Fur
Needles: US 11
Info: A friend of my mother has a sweater that is made using this technique. My mom (seen here) brought the sweater home and asked if I could make her one because she liked it so much, and her friend couldn't find another one. When I first saw the sweater I was very intrigued and was kinda dumbfounded because I wasn't sure exactly how they did it. After a while I realized that the sweater was done completely with short rows. The sweater is made in one piece, the arms are knit in the round and have no "seams" as there is no right side up or down. Because the body of the sweater is round you can also have a "hood"

Sunday, January 29, 2006

2 x 2 Ribbed Hat

2 X 2 Ribbed Hat
Pattern: None
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease, double stranded
Needles: US 11/8mm circulars & double point
Info: This was just one of those quick knits. I had done a bunch of holiday knitting and I needed to work on something that would give me instant gratification.

Cropped Jacket

Pattern: from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2005 - Cropped Jacket
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas - Blue Sky Bulky (#1004, Polar Bear; 15 hanks)
Needles: US 19/15mm knitting needles
US P/15 /11/5 crochet hook
Size: Medium
Info: I absolutely love this jacket. It is sooooo warm and I actually get a lot of compliments when I wear it. I had fun working the cable and bobble pattern.

Bamboo Purse

Bamboo Purse Pattern: My Own
Yarn: South West Trading Company’s Bamboo (less than 1 skein, black)
Needles: US 6/4.0mm knitting needles & US6/4.omm dpns
Other Notions: Flower Beads, Zipper, Fabric & Interfacing (for lining)
Info: I hate to waste, so I decided to make this with the leftover yarn from the bamboo tank. This has a picot edge on the flap, an I-Cord strap, and is lined and zippered.

Bamboo Top

Pattern: My Own
Yarn: South West Trading Company – Bamboo (3 skeins, black)
Needles: US 6/4mm 29” circular needles US 6/4mm dpn
Info: There is a cross cable pattern right below the bust line that goes all the way around, unfortunately the color of the yarn doesn't show very well in the photo.

Winnie the Pooh & Friends Blanket

Winnie the Pooh & Friends Blanket, by Leisure Arts Pattern: Pooh Cuddle & Snooze Sets
Yarn: Various Worsted Weight Yarn
Needles: US 8/5mm & US 10/6mm
Finished Size: Approximately 48" x 52"
Info: This was my first attempt at intarsia work. My son insisted that I make it for him (he wouldn't let me leave the store without the pattern). I am glad I did, he loves it.