This weekend, we'll be hosting our own Wayward Weekend Link Party! Be sure to come ready to share your favorite crafts and comment on others'!
I started knitting . . . oh my goodness, it was 15 years ago! But I didn't start trying to really improve my skills until the last few years.
When my oldest (who'll be 6 in a few weeks) was a baby, I made my first sweater using the Daisy pattern from the summer 2003 issue of Knitty (a free online knitting magazine!). It's a raglan-sleeve cardigan in stockinette stitch, with seed stitch ribbing. I made it using Sonata, a yarn Elann.com has now discontinued. It's a double-knit weight mercerized cotton, so it's shiny and strong, with well-defined stitches. And I love the color!
And here's my son modeling it, in washed-out-ghost mode:
This took me almost exactly six days, which I think is pretty quick for any project. I was pretty pleased--and that was enough to convince me that baby sweaters are the BEST for quick projects!
Now, for the confession. This craft was, of course, a little wayward: I added the patch pocket to cover up a particularly ugly failed graft between two balls of yarn. I think the result is really cute though, so if you want to replicate it, here's what you have to do:
Patch pocket pattern (standard abbreviations used—hover over the first mention of a term for an explanation)
CO 8 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: p1, m1, p to last st, m1, p1.
Work 8 more rows in stockinette stitch, knitting the right side, purling the wrong side.
Seed stitch edging:
Row 11: * k1, p1, rep from * to end.
Row 12: * p1, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 13: as Row 11.
BO all sts.
Sew onto sweater, seed stitch edge on top.
What's your favorite way to hide a mistake?
Originally blogged at MamaBlogga