Sunday, 22 March 2015

Cardigan for Darcie part 2

This is the second little cardigan I have knitted for my cousins daughter Darcie. The pattern is called relish by Kim Hargreaves from a book called Rowan Babies. I used Patons FAB varigated yarn, I adore the colours. The pattern was easy to follow although the sticky out bits on the cuffs and bottom of the cardigan were time consuming. This is knitted in size 2-3 years, ready for Darcie when she gets a bit bigger. For more details see my ravelry page.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Cardigan for Darcie part 1

I wanted to knit a couple of cardigans for my cousins, daughter Darcie. The first pattern I wanted to try out is Maytime by Kim Hargreaves from a book called Rowan babies. It is knitted in James Brett supreme gentle 4ply. I am not a fan of acrylic but this one knits up well, it's really soft. It's a lovely combination of crochet and knit. I loved using crochet edging instead of picking up lots of knit stitches. For more details of the pattern and yarn see my Ravelry page

I love the crocheted picket edging around the neck and sleeves...

It was great fun making the little granny squares!

I love knitting small people's clothes, they are so cute!
I will follow this up with the second cardigan from the same pattern book, watch this space...

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Needle case with pockets

I was fed up of keeping my packets of needles seperate from the loose ones I keep needle case so I decided to make a new needle case with pockets so I could keep them altogether. I like keeping new ones in the boxes as it has all the info on sizes etc on the little box.

I layered up organza, did some decorative stitching with silver thread and used a soldering iron to make holes in the fabris so you could see the black organza. The pages are made of felt and the labels are sewn on the machine. I bound the edges using standard quilt technique and added a zip to make sure the needle boxes did not fall out. Finally I added some beads to the front. They were sewn by hand using invisible thread. I neatened end the edges of a little piece of ribbon with a soldering iron, a great tip if you need to stop ribbon from fraying. The ribbon was used as a zip tag to make it easier to hold the zip. I am really pleased with it!