Wednesday, 22 May 2013

a fairisle baby cardi

This is the third version of this Steps To Stranded fairisle pattern I've made, (another  here). This one is for my friend Julie's baby, due very soon. And if he or she is anything like big sister, there'll be very blond fluffy duckling hair and beautifully delicate features. I thought these bright colours would look perfect.

I used Millamia soft merino yarn for the main colour, and some teal sock yarn and cream Debbie Bliss Cashmerino for the fairisle yoke. I realised too late that I missed two rows from the fairisle pattern but I don't think it matters.

The pattern uses 2.75mm needles and lace weight yarn, but I used 3.25mm and 4 ply instead. The 3 - 6 month size has come out slightly larger; more like 6 - 9 months.

I'm liking this version so much that I'm itching to make another for Betty in the same colours.

Monday, 6 May 2013

hands free baby love

Betty is rarely seen without a baby about her, so she was most pleased with her new baby carrier. Hands free baby enjoyment! 

 The pattern is a made up one but is very much like the Oliver and S baby carrier pattern from the Little Things to Sew book. I saw a version of this on the lovely Albert and the Lion blog and figured out my version from the photos.