Some of you may know this, I have a new pattern published on Ravelry.
It’s a pullover pattern for babies and toddlers (6 months to 4 years) and you who know my daughter turned 10 could wonder why I made a sweater for tiny tots.
I finished the last post with a photo of Grown-up Starry laid flat (see above).
The armhole is quite particular because, as I wrote, I wanted a close-fitting dropped shoulder pullover, with no bulk at the underarm. And it took me months to “develop” this armhole!
As promised, here’s the pullover on me 🙂
When I published Starry pullover – a beaded Christmas pullover for girls -, some knitters asked me if there would be an adult version. I said to myself “Why not?” and began to imagine what it would look like.
The grown-up Starry should be of course in Quilted lattice stitch. It should have waist shaping and a larger neck opening for a feminine silhouette. And the sleeves? I don’t know why but I thought immediately that they should be long. And this is so to speak the starting point of experimentation which lasted a couple of months.
Since we moved into our house 2 years ago, my daughter wanted a knitted blanket. Our new house is indeed very old (built in 1900’s) and it’s colder than in the flat we lived before, which was much older (1850’s!) but heated also by your neighbors.
But a blanket is huge and means lots of time and work. Like all of you, I want to knit many things in winter – often much more than what I can -, and I selfishly avoided saying Yes last season.
But this winter, we had a couple of cold waves from Northern Europe – brrr! – and I had to admit that she needed a blanket.
Yeah I know it’s not seasonal at all, but I’m introducing you the pullover I knitted for my daughter for last Christmas (lol), because I’m going to look for the test knitters shortly.
Just after designing my Spring Thaw Mitts, I wanted to have matching items and began to knit a little tam.
As you probably know, Broken seed stitch my mitts feature is characterized by an alternation of knit-purl rows and purl-knit rows like the classical Seed stitch. For my mitts, I’d found a solution for increases that doesn’t disturb this pattern, but with a tam, I had to rack my brains this time for crown decreases!
I’m fond of stripes. Most of my wardrobe consists of striped t-shirts and pullovers and I’ve knitted lots of striped garments so far.
When I was planning to make a gift cardigan for the baby of friends of ours, I naturally wanted it striped, but to give a twist to the design, I decided to use Reverse stockinette st.
Haven’t you seen the patterns featuring Broken seed stitch and been intrigued, like me?
I’d wanted to give a try this stitch pattern, and chose a hand-dyed variegated skein for that (so as not to worry about color choice!)
Here’s my beautiful skein 🙂