Monday, March 10, 2008

As Promised

Stuff about knitting!

I started this sweater back in January. Got seriously discouraged that it would be Way Too Big for the Tiny Prince of Wails so I cast on another sweater (the green and eggplant one) and another (the red hoodie), and next thing I knew, the Tiny Prince had gained 4 pounds and I figured that if I didn't finish this one soon, there was no way he's ever be able to wear it!

Imagine my surprise when I whipped right on through it in a weekend! Pattern here. Yarn is a spoingy stretchy terry stuff (discontinued, sorry) in daffodil and navy.

And here's a hat for ship support.

Cast on 80, do a border of sorts.

Mark the beginning of the round and knit 3, purl 3 until ready for the decreases.

Work a row or two of seed stitch (k1, p1, the p the k and k the p, rinse repeat).

Decrease at 8 points by working in pattern, but always k2 tog for the decreases.

Decrease every other round. On the even round, work in pattern, but always knit the decreased stitches.

When you are down to 8 stitches, fasten off, weave in.


Uses about 3 ounces of worsted weight. I used a size 7 16" circular needle.

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The tiny prince is going to look smashing in that sweater. I am so passing that pattern on to the charity groups I'm in. They do a lot of work for babies in need. :)
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