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Thursday, April 12, 2007

return to the scheduled knitting content..

Well - there will be some random cuteness in this post as well... Whilst in Canberra, Lucy-lou and I went into Lincraft and I came out with 10 ball of Cleckheaton Merino Bambino...

Now I have 3/4 of a ball left.. and Huey has the following additions in his wardrobe...

Ribbed jacket and booties

This is the easiest bootie pattern ever - and the jacket is also an easy (but time consuming!) knit. Knit from sleeve to sleeve with casting on and off making nearly all off the shaping, it is a rather clever design as it is all knit in one piece. I complicated things a bit by using a provisional cast on for the right front and back so I could go back later, pick up stitches and use a 3 needle cast off to avoid seeming, and also used a 3needle cast off on the left front and back. The result - super-neat seams!

NAME: Baby two-tone sideways rib jacket and booties
PATTERN: Cleckheaton Book#951 Design 7
YARN: Cleckheaton Merino Bambino
YARN SOURCE: Lincraft Belconnen
NEEDLES: Knitpicks Options 3.5 mm
COMPLETED: 07 April 07

Slip-on bootees

When Dilby was born, he was a rather large baby. So large, that Lucy and Hubby Lou were under-prepared for just how small Huey is - and as such, they have only one pair of booties in his size. I was rather passively recruited to help with this problem, and found a rather cute and quick patterns in a book of Lucy-lou's. The above is the finished knit, before seaming.

NAME: Baby Clogs
PATTERN: Slip-on from 50 Baby Bootees to Knit By Zoe Meller
YARN: Cleckheaton Merino Bambino (held doubled)
YARN SOURCE: Lincraft Belconnen
NEEDLES: knitpicks options 4mm
COMPLETED: 08 April 07
Baby surplice jacket

I have always wanted to try a baby surprise jacket, and found this pattern in the latest Vogue irresistible.

The diagonal crossover suits the clean lines and creates an oriental feel to the jacket. Again - rather than weave the shoulder stitches together I used a 3 needle bind off to create a very neat and interesting seam.


NAME: Baby Kimono
PATTERN: EZ baby surplice jacket in VogueKnitting Summer/Spring 2007
YARN: Cleckheaton Merino Bambino (held doubled)
YARN SOURCE: Lincraft Belconnen
NEEDLES: knitpicks options 4mm
COMPLETED: 10 April 07

And here is the boy showing off his new jacket and fancy clogs! Lucy-lou found a great vintage button (from her craft stash) for the jacket that completely matches the contrast yarn on the sleeves.

The baby kimono hasn't been modelled yet as it is rather large for the tyke.

And more random cuteness to close!


gemma said...

Huey looks so perfect in his togs. Gosh you are a clever Aunty:)

Bells said...

being an aunty and making stuff for little tykes is one of the greatest pleasures - one I have not been so great at - I haven't done enough for mine but now I'm inspired. Good work! You've been so busy and he will be one well dressed and warm little one in this Canberra winter. I love Merino Bambino. I'm itching to do just as you have now. Lovely!

Rose Red said...

Those baby things are great! Now I'm itching to do baby things...must finish current projects first!

Jejune said...

Wow, what a great lot of knitted love you've made for Huey! Being an Aunty is the best - you have so much more time to make treats for your nieces and nephews than the parents, who are generally totally sleep-deprived and run ragged.

I adore that Vogue baby wrap - it looks like a beautiful sunset over the ocean (intentionally?). Lovely to see the family pics too - please pass my love and congratulations on to Lucy-lou :)