Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Tanktop Fetish

That's what seems to be happening in our house.
The boys all wanted one of these as part of their Christmas presents.



I also did these last night


The blue hat is called a Skull Beanie and it's all the rage on http://www.knittingparadise.com/

I have quite a few friends with teenage children so I thought I could do some of these in black with purple or pink skulls to make them a bit more girlie.

The white square is a pattern adapted from a dishcloth which appears to be another trend in America, to knit your own. I'm making these for the Shoebox appeal for next Christmas, my knitting group are hoping to knit them and they can go in the boxes as flannels. They're made from a cotton mixture of wool.
http://www.polarknitpatterns.com/Skull-Beanie-Worsted1.pdf

That's the pattern for the beanie. The pattern does it on a circular needle but I did it on two needles, so you have to figure it out a bit.

http://www.craftfreely.com/free-knitting-patterns/view-patterns.cfm?category=dishcloths&start=1&end=291&viewAll
That one is for the dishclothes, I think there over one hundred different patterns on there, Christmas ones, birthday ones, all sorts, so make sure you've got some time spare before you check out the link because you could be there a while!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Wrist Warmers

I knitted wrist warmers / fingerless gloves made out of the yarn I didn't use in the socks :)
2.5mm circular needle or dpns cast on 48 stitches and just knit two pearl two rib in a tube for 3cm. Continue in knit using this video to put the thumb in wherever you want it depending on how long up your arm you want the warmers to go  :-)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Socks


I've knitted some warm toasty socks for winter using this pattern and Noro wool
I started each sock with the red part of the wool so that the wool patterns match - it meant wasting some of the wool until i got to the red again but it'll save for some wrist warmers i think.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Nephews Jumpers for Christmas



I've knitted this hooded jumper ( as they were such a hit in our house!) and a tank top for my five year old nephew as part of his Christmas present. My sister likes to put him in blue colours as he has the most georgous piercing blue eyes.