I crocheted these Baby Ugg type boots.
Lette Lopi. 25 gm of the beige yarn for the upper part of the boots. 4mm crochet hook.
The bottom/sole length measures 5 inches.
Quite pleased over all. The Free instructions on the home page was not quite the same as the video. I found that I need to use both.
The KW Knitters Guild hosted a Knitters Fair. Complete with speakers and Yarn vendors. 118 vendors as mentioned in the handout.
Yarn everywhere…….for me, it was a visual overload. The yarns were of every fibre, every colour and every price. Many hand dyed, variagated, ombre colouring, fancies, hand spun with beads in the strand. I wish that I had taken more and better pictures.
I purchased a couple of kits, one for a scarf and another for a loose cape like coverup. The best was that my daughter bought me a wonderful knitting bag. It sits up nicely……I love the design. It is made by a Toronto area artisan, who can make custom ones on request.
The event was held in Kitchener, ON. Canada in a Sports Arena (think hockey). This was only one section and the promenade hallways were also filled with vendors.
I met a fun couple of Artisans, she a spinner, he a potter and their baby in the baby carriage. They appeared to thoroughly enjoy presenting their wares. The buttons are of a very thin clay that happens to co-ordinate with my other yarn purchase. The handspun, just because. 🙂
Most items that I have seen using this yarn, seemed too heavy to my eye. I experimented by using a Chunky knitting machine, its patterning capability and a very loose stitch gauge. This stich can be duplicated on a manual machine.
As seen, it doesn’t look at all like the one in a brochure. Gauge matters. The yarn itself is a cotton/mohair mix with a strand of lurex glitter. The mohair keeps the space open between the stitches.
For those knitters who wish to duplicate, it was 30-0-30 needles, Tension dial 7, 330 rows. I knit until I ran out of yarn.
Finished size: 18″ x 80″
This is a sweater that I machine knitted on a Standard gauge knitting machine. I followed the shaping instructions from this book. It’s an old book, very well written.
I used a wool mix yarn at tension setting 8 on the carriage tension dial. The size is newborn to 3 mos.
Weight: 100 gm. The handwork was time consuming.
This time I used Bernat “POP” as colour 1, and a very neutral thin no name acrylic (sock weight) as Yarn 2.
Garter stitch, 2 rows , every 2 rows alternating between Colour 1 and colour 2.
The thicker yarn seems to pop nicely.
The 2 scarves shown are from 1 ball of the Bernat “POP” A surprising effect.
From sheep to garment. Photography is great too.
While purusing my machine knitting books, I came across this one. SINGER knitting machines, Jumpers and Cardigans: Baby Book.
This one may already be in many Machine knitters’ collection of “might knit up someday”.
My someday arrived.
Hindsight, always a good thing. I used a 2 stitch decrease, a 3 stitch one would have been better. Or even still better, would have been a decorative cable type decrease. The hem was a mock rib, used by many who don’t have a “ribber” accessory.
I changed the neckband to a rolled one, considering that it might be easier for dressing the youngster.