Friday, 11 March 2011

Suspend in Big Wool

This jumper is from the latest Rowan Studio book. By wrapping the wool round the needle 10 times for each stitch and then dropping all the extra loops on the return row you create these really long dropped stitches. Had to invest in a KnitPro 1m long circular needle to get all the stitches on at the sleeves. The jumper is worked from hem to hem, casting off and then casting on for the neck opening. I am pretty pleased with the result, though I have tacked a length of black ribbon to the shoulder seam to keep the arms from drooping.

Dress for Annabelle

I had to make this otherwise she would have grown out of it before it was finished! A little dress in Organic Cotton DK. Because it is organic and naturally dyed it has some fading and variation in colour but it will even out after a couple of washes. I knit the 12-18 month size but I had to make it a bit longer than in the pattern because Annabelle is pretty long/tall for her age. I like the little key hole at the back.