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Li'l Deb would say "that's not a bad thing!"

April 25, 2011

You gotta roll, roll, roll...

For the daughter who has everything but doesn't knit...


Yarn: Ella Rae Amity Print
Pattern: Coats and Clark Knit Roll Brim Hat (free)

I don’t like acrylic yarn (especially with wool) but the sample hat on display sealed the deal.  The colors are my favorite and the self-pattern is pretty.  Without the sample hat I would not have spent any time looking at Amity Print.   Now I plan to buy more for a different project.  Daughter who knits likes it too.

The Coats and Clark Knit Roll Brim Hat is an easy and quick knit.  I cast on early Easter morning.  After a wonderful Easter dinner, daughter who knits finished the last few decrease rows for me while I played Wii golf with BGITWWW.  I decided the hat is too long for me.  One can roll only so far up before it starts rolling back. Daughter who doesn’t knit liked it and it fit her perfectly.  Like and fit in the same hand knit garment for her is almost unheard of, so I was thrilled!  No frogging is a bonus.  

The finished hat weighed .45 grams so there is enough for one more hat or wide head band to keep ears warm and hair out of face when in the wind.   So bright and cheery it will be.  


...Happy Trails...

April 15, 2011

Baby Take a Bow

Every adult who saw and touched this sweet little "Tee" loved it for the design and soft hand of the fabric. 

Garter Stitch Wrap Top
Size 0-3 months
Pattern : Erika Knight's Simple Knits for Cherished Babies
Yarn: Rowan's Purelife Cotton 4 ply Natural Undyed 

Bagged up and ready to go!

The following photos are taken from the inside of the top. I am not a big fan of garter stitch fabric because if just one stitch is off on the edge it shows. Blocking will improve but not remove. 

The edge decreases had to be tugged and stretched gently throughout the drying process. When I knit this again I will decrease loosely for stretch allowance. Maybe 100% cotton has something to do with the negative stretch too.  I was almost finished before I had to add a second skein.

 Nice one piece wrap.  

Inside seam. My first try at garter stitch seaming. I thought I was matching up frown to smile but it looks a a little off to me.  The seaming looks beautiful on the front side and there is zero bulk! Nice for baby.

In my humble opinion the seaming from underarm to end of sleeve “seams” to interfere with the simple flow of the body’s garter stitch seam. If this top were knit from top down it would be my favorite baby garment for gift giving (and a quick knit indeed).

...Happy Trails...