August 20th, 2006

pattern request, please

I am looking for a knitted pea coat for my daughter. She is 12 months right now, but I would like to make a 12-18 month size for her this winter.

I would prefer if to be a shorter length and hopefully something that can be made from 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon ( I can get a great deal on it and I want to knit with this yarn!)but if not, I wont cry to much.

Free patterns if you can to

Thanks knitters!
Carrie from Dollcreations

A Day of Yarn, all good stuff

So I went on a yarn crawl with a friend on Friday and it was great, I will eventually post pictures of all the great stuff I got, once I can get my camera working. The BEST was the Pick up Sticks Sushi Wallet Kit, OH MY GOD!!!! It is soooo cool. I can't wait to get started. But here is the question. I am looking for 2 patterns one is a Plymouth Galway Worsted Pattern is is number P422. It is an afghan with a six stitch cable. I have made 3 of these blankets already, trust me, I purchased the pattern, But through many moves I have lost it. I just need to know how many stitches to cast on. I can figure the rest out from there. I Promise, I am not asking for the entire pattern.

The pattern I am looking for is the brittany bag (or that is what it was called) One store said they were not selling it because they were teaching a class, the other couldn't find it. It is a small hand bag that calls for round wooden handles (got them). It also has a six stitch cable repeat, and a yarn over at the top which you run a ribbon through. If anyone knows where I can order it, I would be most appreciative. Almost all the christmas gifts are on needles,. Hopefully posting will help me actually get them done my Christmas.

Till later.

FO: Cleo!

Pattern: Cleo, from Knitty

Yarn: Some "Peaches and Creme" yarn that I overdyed red (it used to be blue) - note; when overdying, don't tie a full pound of yarn into a skein, especially if you don't know how to tie and/or skien yarn. It will tangle very, very badly, and you will spend upwards of 15 hours untangling it (that's what I did during final exams last year, since I was exempt. It was a labor of love and stupidity.)

Needles: Size 9 DPNs, because both of my 9 circs were being used by UFOs that I should really finish. Apparently, despite my tightning the first stitch on every needle, I still managed to make ladders. I'm very talented.

Modifications: I used a bigger cup size than I am, because the instructions for my particular cup only required 30 stitches. To avoid any wardrobe malfunctions, I opted to use 40 stitches, and it turned out beautifully. The body was made as a small. Also, instead of using two strands of DK weight held together, I used worsted weight yarn (and got gauge! Yes!), because I didn't bother reading the pattern before I started swatching.

Things I Learned: This is a *very* quick knit. It took me about 15 hours, tops. And it's perfect to practice seaming, because you only seam the boobie bits to the waistband, so it's all horizontal. Also, icord is not nearly as scary as I used to think it was.

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And a UFO bonus: The Swallowtail Shawl, from the latest Interweave Knits!
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Ideas for a few balls of Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply

I'm thinking of buying some Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply, but I don't want to buy very much of it and I have no idea what to use it for. It's fingering weight, so I'm thinking it could be a nice shawl, but I don't really like shawls, so I'm sort of lost as to what I'd use it for. Anyone used this yarn and have any experiences they'd like to share? Any ideas of what it could eventually become?

FO: Fair Isle Bag from IK Fall 2006

pattern: Fair Isle Bag by Mary Jane Mucklestone

yarn: Lana Grossa "Superlana" (100% Merino super wash, ~125m/50g)
100g light green, 100g dark green
(Had I knit 4 rows less of the diagonal pattern, one 50g ball of the light green would have sufficed.)

needles: Denise interchangeables size 5 (3.75mm), rosewood DPNs size 4 (3.5mm)

blocked gauge: 23sts and 24 rows = 4"

finished size: 11" (28cm) wide and 12" (30cm) high, strap: 2" (5cm) and 41" (106cm) long.

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pattern suggestions for a 3-yr old girl

I am currently knitting a baby sweater for my friend who is due in september.  I am just about done, and now I came up with the idea to knit something for the big sister, so that she can get some attention too!  she just turned 3.  I want to knit something very quick and easy.  I have googled and looked at a ton of websites, but I want your input.  What have you knitted for little girls and was it successful?  It can be a doll or a teddy bear or a garment, but I need it to be quick to knit because I'd like to finish it and send it off as soon as possible, so no sweaters or anything like that.  I have some nice cotton yarn in a bright pink and purple that I'd like to use, but I am open.  So please give me your advice on your favorite quick and preferably free patterns for little girls.  Thanks!
real simple

wool mittens question

I want to make my SO mittens that will be very warm, so i want to make them from wool. My question is, if he's wearing them and they get wet in the snow, and then rub on his hands, will they felt? I don't want to deal with making them bigger and trying to pre-felt them to size, and I know I could buy superwash, but I already have some regular wool. Will they really felt, or am I worrying about this for nothing? Thanks!