Friday, January 29, 2010

Knitting - Left and Right Twists

Here is a great video from Rox who is a featured writer on Ravelry about how to make Left Twists (LT) and Right Twists (RT) when knitting. I figured this one out ages ago using books but I wish I had this video as the technique used here is way more efficient.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan

Another improvised baby cardigan using garter stitch.

I like the contrast of the light green and creamy white with the red buttons, reminds me of apples for some reason.

I like to crochet the finishing touches and did so here with the borders where the buttons are.

I used Cleckheaton Baby Cocoon 4 ply in green and creamy white. It is 70% merino wool and 30% nylon and is incredibly soft.

Blue Baby Cardigan

My first finished baby cardigan for my son due in May.

I used 100% baby wool by Heirloom and followed dimensions taught to me by my aunt who is an awesome knitter especially of gorgeous baby things.

This is a very quick knit. Finished it in my spare time within two days. The size is for a newborn baby which is great as in Australia May is when it starts to get cooler.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Knitting Awesomeness

This video is a great project by a woman named Rachel John who demonstrates literally how knitting is not just a craft but a beautiful art form.