Sunday, 31 March 2013
The Sunday Yarn - 31 March 2013
Here is my latest baby knit finish, very likely 'the last in the present series', i.e. until any other babes are in the offing!!
I put off and put off doing the neckline edge on this one as the pattern stated to do the whole thing on one, straight needle, but I couldn't see that being possible as it would stretch the small space at the button band dreadfully. So, I bought a 60cm circular needle and used that instead. It took a while to get used to it and it still stretched a lot (I should have used a 40cm one, it seems), but I managed it in the end and the whole things was finished late this last week.
Below is a close up showing the yarn and the knitted fabric more clearly.
So, I don't know when my next yarncrafts post will be, but I think the next project will be to make myself a warm wooly, esp as patterns using the thicker yarns seem to require about the same amount of stitches and rows as a baby cardy in double knitting!! I need to get hold of suitable materials and take it from there.
I'm pleased with all that I've learned in knitting over the past six months and I feel that I've picked up some really valuable skills that I can use again later on for practical things. Let's see how soon I can get back to it...
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013