Monday, November 21, 2011

Knitting For a Friend & New Pattern Preview

I have been working on several projects lately. I am so happy to have all these Union Suits finished for my friend, Tara! It took me longer than expected but they are done :) 

Elanns Bamboo classic was used for the blue and purple Union Suits.  It was extremely spilty, but super soft.  It should be comfortable for a baby :) This blue suit is size 3 months.

Elanns newer Sonata Soft in brown was used for this size 3 months suit.  It is not as soft as the bamboo, but did soften up some once washed.

Periwinkle union suit in size 2 years for Liv :)

I also knit a hat for her, like the ones I made a few years ago. "Thorpe" is by Kristen Kapur and is easy and quick to knit. It is also a free pattern! I used Knit Picks Swish in Serrano and Dusk.  I held the strands doubled to achieve the correct gauge.

Life has been busy lately.  My mum has been in the hospital for 3 weeks, home for a few days and is back in again.  I have tried to go down there every week for a few days and help out.  Hopefully things will return to "normal" soon for them :)

I have a few new patterns coming out, one of which is a unique hat pattern:  "Mister or Missus" Toque.  It comes in 5 sizes: baby, toddler, child, women's and men.  It features seamless twisted stitch cables that run from front to back and a section on each side.  It is an advanced beginner to intermediate pattern, but isn't too hard once you get going :)

Above is the womens and toddler sizes using Cascade 220 wool.  I knit these last year but haven't done anything with them since then!

The hat is started at the top.

Notice Loxley's scarf? India knit this little beauty :)  Maybe I can convince her to write out the pattern?

More cuteness :)

The Man's hat was knit with Madelinetosh Vintage, if I remember correctly. 

This pattern will be knit up with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed soon!  Come back for a free pattern giveaway :)

Happy knitting!


  1. Oh, my, they're gorgeous! I can hardly wait. And the hat! It turned out looking better than I pictured. Love those colors.

    Love seeing your beautiful family, as always, in the knits. Loxley's hair is getting so long! He's so adorable.

  2. Beautifully done! The union suits are beautiful - you are so talented Meg! Looks like you are passing on your love of knitting - India did a great job on the scarf! Love the hats too. =)



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