Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Magic Knitting


Used the teddy in a square knitting pattern as a project for my two grandchildren renaming it the Magical Mystery Square but did not reveal the end result. They were absolutely intrigued and after choosing five colours of wool each, could be seen for the next few days knitting the squares. Lots of guesses - could it be a glove or a sock? After sewing the seams and filling the tubes, James (9) thought it could be made into a rocket ship, but Emilia (6) decided it could be a lighthouse. When they had sewn the arms and legs, they were delighted with the dolls they had made. James decided to keep his as an invisible man without a face, but Emilia decided on a girl with plaits.






Friday, March 10, 2017

Horizontal scarf variation





Here's a simple horizontal scarf using one colour and made from soft wool donated to K4C last month. This was a partly finished item that I pulled down, skeined, washed and conditioned with fabric softener and recycled as a scarf for a homeless person. This is a variation on the Ingram scarf pattern - knit 2 rows; purl 2 rows - but using 12ply wool and 6mm circular needles. I cast on 210 stitches and used 150gms. The scarf measures 168cm x 13cm but would probably make it a little shorter next time.