I’ve been dying to get back to my braided pullover so decided this week that I would finish all those little WIPs that have been lying around the place.
Olympic hoodie was one of them. Because I hadn’t finished it in time for the end of the Olympics, there wasn’t so much of a great urgency to get it finished, so there it was, only the 2nd sleeve and hood to go, skulking in a corner.
As I was up at 5am I decided to get the sleeve done, at which point Ollie got up and demanded the jumper was finished so he could wear it to school. With so much enthusiasm to wear something I had created, how could I refuse. I gave up on the hood, got the neck band done and set upon the thoroughly boring task of weaving ends and sewing up.
It was finished at 7am. Phew! (then I had to quickly get all the kids dressed, fed, washed and lunchboxes filled to leave the house at 7.45!)
The next FO is what I have called “Korina”, for my nephew’s little girl who was born premature but so far as I know, is doing ok.
The pattern is from “Knit Today” magazine, I think it was just called “Cute Cardigan” and originally had embroidered flowers up the left hand front, but I chose not to do them, just because I’m lazy really and thought a different coloured edging is enough. “Korina” sat in a corner for a while with just the neck and bottom edging to do and I had to summon up a lot of enthusiasm to get it done.
I love it, it’s so pretty, but it has a “two steps forward, two steps back” feel to it!
The pattern goes:
Cast off 1, *slip st back onto left needle, cast on 2 sts, cast off 4 sts, rep from * urgh!
Any way it’s done now, just want to get some bootees done too.
This is another edging I’m quite fond of, same idea as the picot above, but you knit this one as you go along so it doesn’t seem to go one forever,
So at the beginning of a new row, cast on 2 sts, cast off 2 sts, slip st back onto left needle, cast on 3 sts, cast off 3 sts, slip st back onto left needle, cast on 2 sts, cast off 2 sts.
And then carry on with your row. Works much better with a chunky yarn than with a fine one.
This is an edging found in the “Harmony book of Knitting Stitches” (or something along those lines) with the little bobble thingy above added on to the peaks of the edging. Knitted in “Happy” by Wendy ( the Pisces colourway). I think those stipes would look better on socks.
I’ve been looking at edgings a lot just lately with a view to knitting jewelry, but I really find it tedious and prefer to crochet as it’s quicker, but I’m dammed if I can find my hooks….
And now that it’s 5am, I’m going to attempt to finish Mavis’ school cardigan, which is at this stage at the moment.
I don’t know how well you can see the pattern.
It has two borders of eyelets either side of the button band
and a cute little collar.
It shouldn’t take too long to finish off.
Have a good week folks, see you on the other side.