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This is my go-to pattern for the baby girls in my life. When this gray yarn didn’t look as shiny as I expected, I added some color with these adorable buttons. Love.
Pattern: Aviatrix baby hat by Justine Turner
Yarn: Queensland Collection Merino Spray in #3 Tan
This is a wonderful pattern for a quick and cute knitty gift. I only spent about two hours on this little hat after my mother asked me if I had anything she could send today to a family member.
The yarn is my favorite (so far) to use on baby items. It is 100% extra fine merino wool in a DK weight. It normally runs about $10 a ball, but I came across it at Ross for $2.50. Needless to say, I bought everything they had and took home a large bag full of several colors (pink, violet, lime, and brown) for around $40. The colors are bright, and the yarn does look as though it has been sprayed with color.
It is also important to note that the yarn is flame resistant. The other day I took long bits of the different yarns I’ve been using to make my baby gifts and compared their flammability. This particular yarn barely caught a flame before it died out without traveling at all up the piece of yarn. I was horrified to find that another yarn I’ve been liking to use – Naturally Caron Spa – caught and lit so fast that the flame reached my finger and burned me before I could even drop it. As pretty as it is, I don’t know that I’d use it again for anyone – much less a child.
Pattern: Margaret by Joanne Jongsma
Yarn: Naturally Caron Spa and Naturally Caron Country
This cropped gray cardigan is probably one of my most worn items. I love the fit and color.
I was browsing sweater patterns on Ravelry when I came across a similar sweater by Kim Hargreaves.
I love the idea of replacing my store-bought item with a hand-knit version (as the pattern can easily by modified).
I love getting pics of my knitty gifts being used. This is 8-month-old Rosalyn wearing her Christmas present.
Pattern: Capuchine Hat
Yarn: LionBrand Homespun
I made this hat for my brother’s girlfriend who (I recently found out) likes to knit and crochet. I will always make something for the crafty people in my life.
Pattern: Felted Mittens
Yarn: Paton’s SWS
This was a quick knit for a friend that was gifted along with a box of chocolate candy.
I was excited to open my mail and find a Christmas card with this little cutie wearing the sweater I made her.
And I just realized it’s already December.
Pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth F. Smith
Yarn: Naturally Caron Spa in Misty Taupe and Rose Bisque
My brother and sister-in-law refer to this sweater as my niece’s Pooh sweater, so I made her one inspired by Piglet. I know Piglet has pink and dark stripes, but I didn’t like that sharp contrast so I chose a gray color instead.
This is a simple pattern to follow. My only future modification will be to knit the button band as I go instead of picking up stitches later. It is a better finish for those of us who can’t seem to pick up exactly the right number of stitches for a smooth, even band.
Pattern: Autumn Leaves by Nikki Van Der Car
Yarn: Naturally Caron Country in Foliage