Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Quick cheap knits

A week or so ago Spotlight was selling off their cotton blend summer yarn. At 50c a ball it was too hard to resist. Especially when I had these projects in mind.



Owl Baby Vest (rav link)
Yarn: Patons Serenity
Needles: 3.5 & 4.0 mm knitpicks options
Mods: Worked in a stripe around the bottom, neck and armholes. The armhole stitches are picked up in the contrasting colour but the neck stitches in the main colour (before knitting the next row in the contrast). I think I prefer how the armholes look (not as many reverse stitches visible).


This was a quick and easy knit, with enough going on to avoid monotony.
And with the left over contrast yarn I was able to knit this:


Pattern: Based on a hat owned by a friend's daughter
Yarn: Patons Serenity
Needles: 3.5 & 4.0 mm knitpicks options

I'm currently working on another version of this hat, trying to adjust the size, and see if it looks better worked completely on the smaller needles (I forgot to change, so decided to experiment).




And for a friend's daughter:


Yarn: Patons Washed Haze
Needles: 5.5mm knitpicks options
No mods made, knitted as written. The designer has a number of other bib patterns that I'm likely to work my way through. I like the pattern, and the bib is nice and large.

2 comments:

Charmaine said...

Very nice (quick) knits! I love the hat, it looks soooo cute!

sue said...

Wow you knit some really love baby items. Is there a pattern for the baby hat as I really do love it.