I’ve fallen head-over-heels for this lovely old design for grandbaby number 3, due to arrive in October. I’ve started on the pram/cot size and will decide on final dimensions as it grows. You can pretty much size this pattern how you like, it’s cleverly assembled in squares of 4 which block to make the leaf design.
I’m fortunate to have all the versions pictured, by Sirdar in 4 ply, DK and aran. Sirdar’s latest version however, is the pattern that grabbed my attention, it’s the use of their Snuggly Kisses DK (self striping) yarn that did it for me – irresistible! I’m knitting in DK shade 0750 multi soft muted greens. I’ve become a Snuggly convert, very impressed with the handle, softness any easy care of this acrylic yarn. Quite a turn around for this pure wool girl.
Thought I’d post a pic of my WIP for Raz. It’s coming along nicely and I’m up to the sleeves. I’ve just read the collar details – the 135 stitch 10cm rib might be pushing my luck with yarn quantity, hmm. I love the Naturally Magic Garden – BUTTONS DK 8ply. The fleck totally works. I’m using shade 899 turquoise from the Sophistikids range, purchased from the online knitting store The Yarn Queen.
This week Raewyn showed off her completed shawl and continued with her pink lace shawl; Wendy finished her vest ready for washing and blocking; and Lindsay continued the edging on her knit-in-the-round shawl.
If you enjoy knitting on your own you’ll love knitting in a group with other keen knitters – it’s so much fun sharing the experience…so don’t stay at home and knit alone, come and check us out, everyone is welcome 🙂