Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Asymmetrical Baby Sweater

This little baby sweater is still a work in progress (it needs the two buttons sewn on) but is almost done! And just in time for baby too as he has yet to make his appearance even though he is officially a day late.

The pattern was fun and fairly easy to follow, although a couple parts took a bit to work out. I just loved the asymmetry of this design, so it was worth it. I wish I had made the sleeves a little longer so make sure to check yours if you try knitting this.

I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino for both colors and it has a very soft and cozy feel. I couldn't deal with knitting the sleeves on double-pointed needles so ended up just going back and forth and then seaming them down the bottom. I think the outcome would have been much nicer had they been knit in the round.

Find the free pattern here:

Next up... a matching hat with a light green seed stitch border at the bottom and the darker green for the remainder of the hat in stockinette stitch!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Purl Bee: Chevron Baby Blanket

As mentioned in the Spring newsletter, I had wanted to make this Chevron Baby Blanket that I had seen on the Purl Bee's website. It turned out to be such a fun and easy pattern, perfect for spacing out while watching tv as the 2-row pattern is easily memorized.

The only problem I had was constantly running out of yarn and having to buy more and more which made the colors, and the order of the colors, a bit haphazard. I love the colors featured on the Purl Bee and if I made this again would use something more in that range.

Check the free pattern out here: