Posted in Baby, Garments, Knitting

Fair Isle Vest

Below is a vest I knitted last year for my son – my first attempt at Fair Isle knitting.

It was challenging make, especially when it comes to weaving in ends, which I absolutely hate. And this time there were too many! It took my long time to finish this off.

I feel like this vest could’ve been a bit longer, it looks rather squarish. But given that it was my first attempt I am rather pleased with myself.

I am not sure, however, if I will ever do something in Fair Isle again. I know effects can be stunning when done right but I don’t think I have the patience to do it, ha ha ha 🙂

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Posted in Crochet, Toys

Frankie the Doggie aka the Sausage

Today I am presenting one of my first crochet makes, made about 3 years ago, when I was expecting my first-born. Turned out that A. was not interested in this doggie at all, however J. absolutely loved it. It is still my kid’s faithful friend, although we call him not Frankie as the original pattern suggests but Sausage.

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Sausage was created based on the pattern from the below magazine.

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It wasn’t the easiest pattern to follow for a beginner but the effect is worth a try. I was quite pleased with myself when I finished it.

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Posted in Baby, Blankets, Knitting

Candy Cane Baby Blanket

I recently fell in love in Sirdar Pattercake yarn cakes. When I saw Candy Cane, I knew I had to make a baby blanket out of it. The yarn cake even comes with simple pattern on the back of the band. I decided to try this out.

The pattern was very easy to follow. Blanket is made from corner to corner by adding and then decreasing stitches on each side of the blanket. It has nice thick texture as it’s made with garter stitch. I have decided to add a little bit of crochet edging as I can’t live without finishing blankets with crab stitch.

I am totally in love with the colors of Candy Cane. The bonus is that it is self-striping yarn so you only need to buy one ball!

What do you think of my Candy Cane Baby Blanket?

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