Monday, June 30, 2008

February Sweater sizing

Hi there! So I'm venturing into my first EZ knit and I've chosen the February Sweater. I was wondering if anyone can help me with the sizing. It sounds like the pattern from KA produces a sweater approximately 3-6 months in size and I'm looking to alter the sizing to fit a 2 year old. Any help out there? Or possibly anyone that has knit the sweater in that size that happens to remember the mathematics of it (number of cast on stitches, etc)?

And a Tomten is born!

I started it September 2007 and finished it June 2008. My blog


Sunday, June 22, 2008

My third February Sweater

Here's the third February Baby Sweater I've made for friends' babies.

February Sweater #3

This was done in Knit Picks Shine DK in Hydrangea. I was worried about running out of yarn (it took a bit more than two skeins) so I made the sleeves shorter than normal. The other mod was to put the buttons only on the yoke, instead of only on the lacework, like in my first February sweater.

Another mystery blanket

Having knitted one mystery blanket a wee while back I knew straight away which blanket would be on the agenda, when my sister-in-law said that she would like a knitted pram blanket for my niece. I really enjoy this pattern and it being my second attempt I decided to change the method a tiny bit. I knitted six large squares and when knitting the edge on them I continued the increases in the corners right to the last row. I assembled all the squares and continued knitting a border around the assembled squares. A couple of rows before the end I increased the amount of stitches by about 50% to amass an enormous amount of stitches and make a nice fluted edge.

I didn't have a chance to wash and block before handing the blanket over as it was in use practically before the last end was sewn away!

I have a few more pictures on my blog, if it's of any interest. I can heartily recommend this pattern as it can be knitted in any yarn, any colour, any size etc. I am pretty sure this won't be my last mystery blanket!

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Friday, June 20, 2008

I knit a sweater for my son, now is summertime in Croatia, so we must wait a winter time to wear this BSJ. I havent the pattern but I look at the photos!

Pat's Tomten

My friend saw my tomtens my blog and wanted to make one for her granddaughter and I helped her with it. She is almost done and I'm so proud of her.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Orkney Pi Completed

Whew! What a knitting project, but isn't it lovely? This pattern is based on EZ's Pi calculations and was a project of the EZAsPi Group at Yahoo Groups. Liz Lovick designed the shawl and did such a lovely job of writing it up and supporting all of us who knit it. Thanks very much to Liz and to everyone at EZAsPi and the wonderful posts here at Zimmermania. I am always inspired by what I see here. You can see more pics of this shawl at my blog, Angelarae Knits.
Edit: I forgot to include the specs for this shawl. Please excuse me:) Here they are:

Pattern: Liz Lovick's 'Orkney Pi'
Yarn: Jagger Spun 'Zephyr' Color: Teal
Needles: Addi Turbo Lace 24" Circular needles, Size 5
Modifications: Knit pattern as written, Section one and two. Knit one pattern repeat of the diamond section and added the mistake 'Aspen Leaf and Horsehoe Edging.' (explained here)
Final Measurement: 48" Diameter

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Done with this baby!

Finished the BSJ. Mom tucked for me; check out the buttons!

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Olive's Bog Jacket

Here's Miss Olive in her new Bog Jacket, with just a few modifications. The yarn is Noro silk Garden, with bits of Lorna's Laces. I made invisible buttonholes,

and cast on and off stitches at the sleeves and collar to avoid the dreaded weaving.

Lots of ruffles...

I'm sad it's over!

More pics and explanation on my blog:

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tomten #3

I have been working on this Tomten since September. Started and finished many other projects and the poor little Tomten just sat in my knitting basket waiting to be finished.

Tomtens #1 and #2 are on my blog Knitting with my Mothers Hands


the fishtrap cardigan

here is my version of the fishtrap cardigan from knitter's almanac. it was the first book of elizabeth's i purchased and i have been in love with this cardi for a long time. i love the fishtrap pattern which is an original aran pattern that elizabeth baptised fishtrap.


8 skeins of canadian regal from schoolhouse press in the colour forest brown

addi circs in size 4 and 4 ½ mm.

knitting time a little less than a month.

i have steeked the sweater and made a rounded neckline as described in meg's pattern for the saddle shoulder aran. and i have made a welt that separates from the rest of the cardi by purling one row on the right side. the rib pattern for the welt is from alice starmore's fishermen's sweater. this is a feature that is very common in original arans and i am happy with the result.

it was great fun to knit this pattern and i soon got to know the pattern by heart allowing me to take the sweater with me everywhere i went. i am an avid knitter in public.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Slowly, but surely!

I forgot to tell you that S.E.X. stands for stash enhancement experience. And it was!

Vakara will be he in 2 weeks and will have her first knitting lesson. I really hope she likes it.

Well I am very tired and have a bunch to do tomorrow so I will sign out for now.

Slowly, but surely!