Thursday, December 24, 2009

Little Man Doll Threads

This set was knit up as a last minute Christmas gift for my son, as he requested that his doll get some new clothes since he was naked. And of course, it was specified that I should make it. So off I went, happy to oblige since his sweater that I have been working on is no where near ready.

The pants were made using a pattern from Little Turtle Knits, and the sweater was improvised for this project. Since it turned out cute, I'll share what I did with it :)

Size 8/5mm circular or DPNs
2 Stitch markers
Apprx 100 yards (complete guesstimation :) worsted weight yarn, your choice of colour.
and of course a yarn needle to weave in ends.

Finished project measurements:
Waist: 14", Rise 7", Inseam 4.5"


Shoulder to hem:5", Arms: 4.5", Hood top to shoulder: 5"

CO 60 stitches, place marker, join
Knit in k2,P2 ribbing for 1"
Knit in the round for 3 inches in stockinette stitch

Binding off for the arm holes:

At marker, bind off 4 stitches, knit 21, bind off 4, k 21, turn

You now will have a front piece and a back piece between the bound off stitches that will be worked seperatley. Work each of these pieces in stockinette stitch for 6 rows.

To re-join in the round:

Pick up yarn from front piece, and with WS facing, use the cable cast on method to cast on 4 stitches, turn the work back to RS and joining the cast on stitches and the next knit stitch of the back piece, continue knitting across the back to the next armhole. Turn to the WS and again using the cable cast on method, cast on four stitches. Turn to the RS and joining the cast on stitches and the next knit stitch from the front piece, continue knitting across the front. Work in stockinette for the next 2 rounds.

Shoulders and Neck:

At the beginning of the next round, k1, k2tog, k25, SSK, knit to marker.
Next round, k1 K2tog, k24, SSK, knit to marker. (Your decreases should be directly over where you decreased on the last round).
Next round, k1 K2tog, k23, SSK, knit to marker.
Next round, k1 K2tog, k22, SSK, knit to marker.
Next round, k1 K2tog, k21, SSK, knit to marker.
Next round, k1 K2tog, k20, SSK, knit to marker.

Split the collar for the hood:(If desired, colour change will happen here for a hood in a contrasting colour) The hood will be knit flat in rows instead of in the round.

On the next round, begin the round as before by k1, k2tog, k19, SSK, then k8. Turn.
Row 2: Slip the first stitch as if to purl, purl to decrease, p2tog, purl across to next decrease, p2tog, purl to end of row, turn.
Row 3: k7 m1 k8 m1 k1 m1 k8 m1 k7
Row 4: purl
Row 3: k8 m1 k8 m1 k3 m1 k8 m1 k8
Row 5: purl
Row 6: k9 m1 k8 m1 k5 m1 k8 m1 k9
Row 7: p21 m1 p22 (44 stitches on the needles)
Continue in stockinette stitch for about 5 inches. Fold the hood in half with the stitches divided evenly on two needles. Seam using kitchener stitch.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Couture Dream Hat

This hat is 100% improvised. I think I cast on 64, I usually do for newborn/0-3 sized hats. I knit in stockinette for 3.5 inches, k6 k2tog, k, k4 k2tog, knit, k2 k2tog, knit, k1 k2tog, k2tog until approx 8 stitches remain. It is a basic hat pattern, but the Bernat EyeLash yarn makes it a lush little treat for baby's head<3 I think I will make one in white as well.
Baby Couture Dream Hat

Baby Couture Dream Hat

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Toadstool Baby Rattle

pattern found on Ravelry or The Purl Bee Working on a companion in stripes :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Moving right along...

I finished the crib blanket.I also have one pillow sewn in a baby pink satin, and will do another. I have knitted baby blocks and a princess rattle in queue once I have gathered all the extra materials and have started on a second blanket, a starghan , also for the crib.

I have super adorable patterns for booties and kimono-style sweaters, among other things that I can't wait to get done. I think we will choose the paint colour for the room first, so we can paint and put up the crib before I do too much more so I can actually put the bed together.

gender neutral colour suggestions that match baby pink welcome :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lil' Lion Beanie


- 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver (Yellow)

- 1 Skein Bernat Boa Furs (Brown,any shade)

- Size 8 16” round needles

- Size 8 DPN’s

- Yarn Needle

UPattern – Icords (Make 2)

Cast on 3 stitches

Work in icord for 5-6 inches. To knit an icord cast on stitches. Without turning work slide stitches to opposite end of needle and knit all stitches. Continue until desired length is reached.

UTo make earflaps:

k1, kfb, k1



k all stitches for 6 rows. Leave on DPN and make second earflap.


Cast on 22 stitches. Knit across first dpn (10 stitches) to move earflaps to circular needle. Cast on an additional 22 stitches, repeat with second dpn. Place marker.

Knit in stockinette stitch for approximately 4-5 inches.


Row 1: k6,k2tog*

Row 2: k all stitches

Row 3: k5,k2tog*

Row 4: k all stitches

Row 5: k4,k2tog

Row 6: k all stitches

Row 7: k3,k2tog

Row 8: k all stitches

Row 9: k2, k2tog

Row 10 : k all stitches

Row 11: k1,k2tog

Row 12: K all stitches

Row 13: K2tog

Repeat row 13 until approximately 6 stitches remain. Thread working yarn through remaining live stitches and pull closed. Weave in ends.


Cast on 8 stitches.

Row 1, 3&5- K all

Row 2, 4&6- P all

Row 7- k2tog,k4,k2tog

Row 8- p all

Row 9- k2tog,k2,k2tog

Row10- p all

Row 11- K2tog*

Cast off and weave in ends. Attach ears to crown of hat, apprx 1 inch to either side of center using yarn needle.


Using dpn's or other size 8 needles, cast on 12 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch for approximately 10 inches. Bind off. Fold piece in half, seam together using yarn needle. Once it is sewn, attach up and around crown of hat just behind the ears. Weave in ends.

HUMake a pompomUH to attach to each icord using Bernat Boa Furs yarn. You’re done!

Flowered Baby Headband

Craft: Crochet & Knit


Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I)

1 Skein Bernat Felting Natural Wool in English Rose

1 Skein Berroco Comfort Chunky in Rosebud

Yarn Needle

Pattern – Band

Make a base chain of 11 stitches

Row 1: Using single crochet, sc into the second chain from hook. SC into each remaining stitch in chain, CH1 turn

Row 2: Single crochet into each stitch, ch1turn.

Repeat Row #2 until you have reach desired diameter for your/recipients head. In my case, it was approximately 18 inches and was sized to fit a 3 month old.

Pattern – Flower (knit)


This particular flower is knit, as I was in a time crunch and already had this made. I will also include a crochet pattern for the flower.

Cast on 4 sts (leaving 4-5" tail)

Row 1: (RS) Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), k3 (5sts).

Row 2: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), p4 (6sts). (At same time, anchor tail thread by knitting/purling it along with 3-4 stitches.)

Row 3: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), k5 (7sts).

Row 4: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), p6 (8sts). Cut yarn and leave sts on needle, leaving 4-5" tail.

Make 4 more petals (casting on the first four sts on the needle holding the prior petals).
Do not cut the yarn after making the fifth petal.

Row 5: Join petals by knitting 40sts. (At same time, anchor tail threads by knitting them along with 3-4 stitches.)

Row 6: (P2tog) across (20 sts).

Row 7: (K2tog) across (10 sts).

Row 8: (p2tog, p3 tog, p2tog, p3tog) (4 sts).

Cut yarn leaving a 15-inch tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and run through the four sts. Pull tight and anchor thread. Continue with same thread (on purl side) and sew open edges of 1st and 5th petal together loosely.

Pattern- Flower (Crochet)

ch 4, join to form ring.

ch 1, sc in ring, (ch 4, sc in ring) 4 times, ch 4, join to beg ch 1. Bind off