Monday, October 18, 2010
These baby jackets are off to Melbourne to the Caroline Chisholm Society to donate to some new mothers who need a helping hand. The knitted jacket is very easy and knitted in one piece in garter stitch. using 3 ply yarn and 3.75 mm needles. The original pattern can be found here
Made some modifications to keep it simple. Did not make buttonholes but finished jacket with crochet edge after sewing up sleeves with a flat woven seam on right side. Added one small flat button only to jacket and used a crochet loop from the edging as a buttonhole.Used 50 gm ball of 3 ply for jacket plus small extra amount of yarn for crochet edge.
Family birthdays for the past few months have kept me busy making gifts for everyone and here are some of the photos. The lace wrap for my sister was probably the most difficult but the final result was worth the effort. Started with an idea to spin some fine merino wool for the wrap but after a trial decided to use a standard yarn instead. Also made a hat for William for his first birthday and a ski hat for A as well as numerous scarves for other gifts.