Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hee Hee Hee

This one goes to Nancy from work's first grandchild born Sunday at 1 a.m. It's a girl. Ava.

The hat and sweater together only used one ball of Lana Grossa Something or Other Sock yarn. The collar and cuffs are out of Paton's Kroy Socks, which I find that I like very much. I used a free top-down pattern from the web to get the number of stitches to cast on and where to put the markers. I knit quite a bit before I decided that it really was too big. Then I ripped and started over. Originally I know I cast on 90. I went down to 78 and that was just right, except maybe I'd change the sleeve stitches from 8 to 10. I had trouble with the collar. It just wouldn't lay right. So I snipped a stitch, pulled the old one off, and reknit it from the neckline using a two by two by two basket pattern. The original was stockinette with a wide garter border. I used size 2 needles. Gauge? Maybe 8 per inch; I don't know exactly, but the sweater came out as about a 6 month size. I will make this again. In fact, that's why I put the needle size and number of cast on stitches in this post.


Elizabeth said...

So sweet! I hope your friend will get you a pic of the baby in the set.

My word is
hmm, almost undress.

Sue, aka seiding said...

That came out nice. Love the buttons!

Daniel Mount said...

Kathy, your knitting is so beautiful. I always love your fearless use of color . Even when it was "wrong" it was right. When we were both "artists" after we were both "writers" I was always jealous of your fearless use of color . I'm glad it hasn't gone to waste.... Yes, Peach is an avid christian these days, and Jean Kebis a church-goer, they're both married too! Happy Birthday 2 ewes.[ for the wool of course] D.