Sunday, September 14

Baboodie - a baby hoodie to knit

Baboodie is a baby hoodie that I created after knitting lots of different baby sweaters that weren't quite what I wanted. This pattern is a blank canvas for any special stitch pattern, stripes, or color work you wish to add to it.

The sweater is knit from the hood down to the bottom in one piece. After knitting the yoke increases, you put the sleeve stitches off on waste yarn and knit the body of the sweater. Then go back and knit the sleeves flat and seam them or knit them seamless in the round. You'll need 3 buttons, 200 yards of Aran or heavy worsted weight yarn and size 9 circular knitting needles. (For worsted weight I would suggest size 8 needles which will give you a slightly smaller sweater.)

The sweater should fit sizes 6-14 months. Buttoned my sweater measured 18.5" around the chest.

The four page pattern has written instructions. You can purchase it in my Ravelry store for $2.00.

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Fresh Catch - dishcloth, hot pad, oven mitt, facecloth to knit

Fresh Catch is a pattern that has instructions for a fish shaped dishcloth (pictured above). You'll need a size 8 knitting needle and about 40 yards of worsted weight dishcloth cotton like Sugar 'n Cream. 10" long x 6.5" wide

A Big Fishy Hot Pad/Cat Feeding Mat. See how much bigger it is than the dishcloth? You'll need size 11 knitting needles and doubled worsted weight cotton or wool yarn. 126 yards total. 14" long x 8.5" wide.

A Fish Oven Mitt knit in one piece and seamed. You'll need size7 knitting needles and about 67 yards of dishcloth cotton. 9.5" long x 6.5" wide.
And a baby Fishy wash cloth knit with size 3 needles and about 28 yards of fingering weight cotton or acrylic yarn. Size 6.5" long x 4.25" wide.

You get all 4 patterns in this 3 page pattern for only $3.00. Pattern can be purchased and downloaded through my Ravelry pattern store.
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Cool Springs Shawl to knit

Cool Springs Shawl is a quick-to-knit garter stitch shawl that has rows of yarnover holes sprinkled through the project. Cast on and knit from the bottom up. For a summery shawl or scarf, choose a linen, cotton, rayon, or silk blend yarn. For warmer wear, choose wool. If you flip this shawl over your head, it becomes a hooded scarf. (Small point over head with arms wrapped around your neck.)

I used 3 skeins of Berroco Linsey yarn (a cotton linen blend) for the pictured shawl. The yarn is much prettier than the picture shows.

You'll need 350 yards of worsted weight yarn and size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles for a 69" neckline x 14.5" deep shawl (unblocked). If you have more yarn, you can make it even larger.

This shawl can be knit with any weight of yarn you like by changing the needles to suit the yarn you have chosen.

It looks good knit in a solid color or a yarn with long color runs. The 3 page pattern includes written instructions and a line-by-line chart with stitch counts provided by my tester Liz.

Pattern sells for $4.00 and can be purchased through my Ravelry store.
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