I have released my third free knitting pattern! The first was the Oversized Hat for a ‘Just Right’ Big Head that I designed for my husband. The second was the Cupcake Tea Cosy that I designed for UnderMeOxter’s Knitmas gift. The third is…a super easy Squishy Baby Blanket. It works with any washable DK and sock yarn.
I have another knitting pattern to share!
I’d love to hear from you if you knit this with feedback. It has only been tested twice by me so outside feedback is appreciated.
In case you were wondering, the DKC loved my guest blog post last month so much that I’ve been asked to write another! Today’s guest blog post is all about project photography for baby knits and it’s posted with adorable photos on the Dublin Knit Collective’s blog. Please check it out. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the photos included in the post.
So, I have the Cozy Bolero pattern by Jane Richmond and am trying to decide which Super Bulky yarn to use for the project. If I can’t decide, I’ll just have to make more than one! Here are the options:
On Wednesday, November 7th from 7pm onwards in The Pavilion in Cork City Centre, Sarah (aka @The_Licentiate) is hosting a Knit Up in support of Innocent Smoothies Big Knit. Little hats are made each autumn to sell with individual bottles of their fruity beverages to raise funds for and awareness of Age Action. The mini hats are a perfect project for leftover DK, sport or sock yarn.
If you plan to attend, please email Sarah at sarah thelicentiate com to let her know so she has an idea of numbers. If you do not have wool for the Big Knit project, tell her that in your email.
Here are ones I’ve made!
Another Finished Object and another happy baby, this time a little girl in Kentucky, USA! I cast off and wound the ends in last weekend but am just now getting the chance to share the photos in a post. The pattern was recently shared in a guest blog post I wrote for Zulily.co.uk but I’ll put it into a pretty PDF and post it here (and on EvinOK.net) soon enough. But on to the blanket!
Here is it all finished being tested out by LB (so you can see this project ends happily and successfully).
Now, about the process… I chose to alternate between Sirdar Snuggly DK (from a swap with Sue) and Knit Picks Crayon for color and texture variation but carry Schoppel-Wolle Admiral R Druck doubled up with the Snuggly or Crayon throughout.
I started this knitting project on the train up for a girls’ getaway to Dublin in late May. I cast on several times before I got it right. The right combination (or at least the one I used for this blanket) was 7mm needles and a long tail cast on of 74 stitches. This is also noted on my Ravelry project page.
Just 30 hours without a baby in my lap and look at the progress!! The effect was lovely. All garter stitch, no purling!
Made even more progress at knitting the next weekend though LB was with me so it was slow progress. Thankfully, he loves the others in my knitting group and gets lap time and hugs from everyone.
I love how the colors work together. It feels gender neutral but has such earthy hues.
Almost done! This is when the striping switched more. One friend described it as waves lapping on a beachy shore.
All done! Tater Tot will love it just like her brother, Miller, loves his blanket made in the same way.
It is going in a big old care package across the pond to the Bluegrass State. *SPOILER ALERT* (Kristina & Dudley, don’t read this next part!) The blanket will be kept company over the long journey by a dress, a little toy bunny, a pair of fleece-lined booties (I want them in my size!), a handknit cardigan by Smudge Yarns, a tee shirt, babygros, bibs, a book titled “Tiger In A Pink Hat” or something like that (to share with big brother Miller), and more. I can’t talk about Kentucky too much or I’ll start craving a slice of pie from Aunt Gravy’s. Ok, too late. I’m now craving a slice of pie from Aunt Gravy’s.
I have a special treat for you! I’ve written an exclusive guest blog piece for Zulily.co.uk and will be writing for them regularly so now you can find more of my great posts in other lovely places on the Internet. Yes, the web just became a bit like Cork in that you see me all over the place. Anyway, this week my post is about baby blankets, specifically an easy ‘pattern’ I came up with for a squishy, airy, machine-washable baby blanket.
Go on, read all about it then comment there or here to tell me what you think I should write about next.