Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Baby Knitting

I finished the knitting for co-worker baby #2.  It took me some time to pick out patterns, but I finally ended up with the pixie hat from Crystal Palace.  What's not to love about a baby in a pointy hat? 

Pattern:  Pixie Hat (ravelry link)
Yarn:  King Cole Merino Blend (white) and Sandnes Garn Smart (lime)
Mods:  Adapted for DK weight yarn by casting on less stitches.  Didn't knit and sew on the bottom border.  Instead, I picked up stitches along the back and front (2 stitches per knit section and 1 per purl section) and did a seed stitch edging (6 rows at the back, 4 along the front).  (I can't take credit for the seed stitch border idea ... I saw lots of examples on Ravelry that inspired me).  The ties I made by casting on 75 stitches then immediately casting them off using a p2tog cast-off.

The booties are the same as for baby #1.  I wanted to make them in green, but one skein wouldn't stretch that far.  In fact, I only have a little left from each skein after making the hat and booties.

Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend (white) and Sandnes Garn Smart (lime)
Mods: Adapted for DK weight yarn.

This was my first time using the magic loop method - hello, where have I been?  Talk about simple, no dpn's all over the place and best of all, no ladders.  I can't wait to try this with a pair of socks.

All pictures are pre-blocked, so they should look even sweeter once I give them a nice soaking.

I think I'll take a break before tackling baby #3's knitting.  Something for myself maybe.  A skein of malabrigo sock I picked up is calling my name ...

1 comment:

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

Aw, that hat is super cute! It looks appropriate for a baby wood-elf!