Bomber Baby Hat

Bomber Baby Hat

Pattern: “Suede” Hat by Candi Jensen for Knitty Gritty (part one and part two)
Yarn: Berroco Suede, in color 3714 Hopalong Cassidy; Berroco Plush, in color 1901 White
Yardage: less than one 120 yard skeins of the Suede and less than one 90 yard skein of the Plush
Needles: US size 7
Gauge:
Modifications: The pattern is written to fit a child up to one year. I wanted it bigger to fit my one year old so I went up a needle size and knit for 4″ before beginning the decreases. This worked well as the hat is ample for my big baby’s head.

Elfin Stitchette

Pattern: Free Pattern from Wee Wonderfuls
Modifications: I omitted the circles on the dress and shoes. I intended to use small jingle bells but couldn’t find bells small enough. I also didn’t put eyes on the doll.

Stitchette
Tulle Bag

Evening Bag

Pattern: flower-trimmed evening bag from the book simple knits with a twist by Erika Knight
Yarn: Silver tulle cut into a long strip
Yardage: ?? I used less than a 3.5 yd x 52 in. piece of tulle cut into a strip as directed in the book
Needles: US size 13
Gauge: I didn’t get gauge but it doesn’t really matter — you can adjust the size of the bag to match the gauge
Modifications: The bag size ended up differently because of the gauge. I also omitted the flower and used an embellished trim instead of the wired ribbon. I couldn’t find sueded ribbon so I used a one inch tube made from ultra-suede for the handles.

Hat and Scarf Set

Pattern: Asymmetrical Cable Hat and Double Cable Scarf from One Skein by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky for the hat (doubled) and Lamb’s Pride Worsted for the scarf in color M-07 Sable
Yardage: Less than one 125 yard skein for the hat and less than one 190 yard skein for the scarf
Needles: US size 15 and US size 8
Gauge:
Modifications: On the hat I doubled the yarn and cast on 46 stitches — I eliminated 17 stitches from the stitch pattern to accommodate.

Hat and Scarf
Little Pea

Little Pea

Pattern: Baby’s First Ball from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky in color 191 Kiwi
Yardage: less than one 125 yard skein
Needles: US size 10.5
Modifications: I embellished the ball with felt and embroidery floss to make it resemble the pea from the book.

Pom-Pom Sweater

Pattern: BAM Toddler Jacket by Joanne Turcotte for Plymouth (the pattern is out of print, more info on getting it here)
Yarn: Plymouth Encore (I used two strands), in color 291; Crystal Palace Yarns Popcorn, in color 431 (Fruit Salad)
Yardage: less than three 200 yard skeins of the Encore and less than four 73 yard skeins of the Popcorn
Needles: US size 13
Gauge: I forgot to check before I wrapped it
Modifications: I omitted the button bands and buttons and increased the overall length.

Pom-Pom Sweater
Holly

Holly

Pattern: Meathead Hat (small)
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky, in color M-10 Creme
Yardage: one 125 yard skeins
Needles: US size 15
Gauge: 4.5 st/inch
Modifications: embellished with felted holly leaves and berries

Flower

Pattern: Meathead Hat (small)
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky, in color M-16 Seafoam
Yardage: one 125 yard skeins
Needles: US size 15
Gauge: 4.5 st/inch
Modifications: embellished with felted flower

Flower

Button

Button

Pattern: Meathead Hat (large)
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky, in color M-151 Chocolate Souffle
Yardage: two 125 yard skeins
Needles: US size 15
Gauge: 4.5 st/inch
Modifications: embellished with pottery button

Silver

Pattern: Meathead Hat (large)
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Bulky, in color M-03 Grey Heather
Yardage: two 125 yard skeins
Needles: US size 15
Gauge: 4.5 st/inch
Modifications: to be embellished with a button from the school where my brother coaches football

Silver

Aran Pullover

Birthday Sweater

Pattern: Aran Pullover from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas
Yarn: Cascade 220, in color 4011
Yardage: three 220 yard skeins
Needles: US size 6 and 8
Gauge: 16 st/4 inches
Modifications: n/a

One Skein Swap Bag

Pattern: Secret Treasures from Kathleen Taylor’s Knit One, Felt Too
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted in colors M-14 (Sunburst Gold), M-97 (Rust), M-145 (Spice), M-89 (Roasted Coffee)
Yardage: less than one 190yd skein
Needles: US size 9
Gauge: I didn’t check since I was felting
Modifications: Lots, first I cast on 100 stitches instead of 60. I added a number of extra stripes to add length. My decreases at the bottom were quite different. I did not do the i-cord at the bottom. I used two braids for two handles which I attached to the inside of the bag after felting.

Felted Bag
Bolero

Bolero

Pattern: fluffy bolero from Erika Knight’s simple knits for little cherubs
Yarn: Cascade Bollicine Sissi, in color 101
Yardage: less than one 327yd skein
Needles: US size 5
Gauge: 6.25 st/inch
Modifications: I didn’t make any modifications but there are a number of mis-prints in this pattern that needed correction.

Scarf

Pattern:
Yarn: 100% undyed sheep wool
Needles:
Gauge:
Modifications:

Finished Scarf
Baby Bonnet

Baby Bonnet

Pattern: Dalegarn 13505
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull, in color 5711 (pastel grey)
Yardage: less than one 180yd skein
Needles: US size 0 and US size 2
Gauge: 8 st/inch
Modifications: —

Mini Flower

Pattern: Poppy from Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Embellishments
Yarn: All Things Heather Sock Yarn, in custom dyed color
Yardage: less than one 440yd skein
Needles: US size 5
Gauge: n/a
Modifications: I’ve modified this so much it isn’t really the pattern above at all but first, I only made 5 large petals (0 small petals). Second, I eliminated rows 7 and 8 from the large petals. Third, I felted the flower, once assembled, and then added french knots. Fourth, I eliminated the stem and leaf.

mini-flower.jpg
Bunny Slippers

Bunny Slippers

Pattern: Bunny Hoppers from Knit One, Felt Too
Yarn: 100% llama (from a local farm)
Yardage: less than one 242yd skein
Needles: US size 11
Gauge: 2.75 st/in
Modifications: First, knit fewer rows before decreasing for the toe (to make infant size). Second, used a felted bead to make the tail. Third, used buttons for the eyes.

Felted Beads

Pattern: n/a instructions on Whip Up
Fiber: hand dyed wool Merino roving in colors Cascade Stream and Flame
Yardage: less than one 4oz hank
Needles: n/a
Gauge: n/a
Modifications: n/a

Mis-shapen Beads
Final Product - Hand-dyed Yarn

Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn

Pattern: n/a instructions on Knitty
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in color 8010
Yardage: n/a
Needles: n/a
Gauge: n/a
Modifications: I used kool-aid flavors lemonade (4 packets) and green apple (10 packets).

Felted Flower

Pattern: Poppy from Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Embellishments
Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted in colors M-102 (orchid) and M-110 (orange)
Yardage: less than one 190yd skein
Needles: US size 8
Gauge: n/a
Modifications: I’ve modified this so much it isn’t really the pattern above at all but first, I only made 5 large petals (0 small petals). Second, I eliminated rows 7 and 8 from the large petals. Third, I felted the flower, once assembled, and then added french knots. Fourth, I eliminated the stem and leaf.

Felted Flower
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11 Responses to “Completed Projects – 2006”


  1. 1 Jennie September 24, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    as you said there are mistakes, i just thought I would check what you thought before carrying on. I am trying to knit the fluffy bolero in Erika Knight’s simple knits for little cherubs, and I am not sure if the instrucions are right with regards to where the decrease happens on the neck shaping. I would have thought that it would be at the neck side of the piece, but it seems to be at the sleeve side, where I only just cast on. Is this correct? anything else i should be aware of?

    many thanks in advance

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    I have the exact same questions as Jeanie ,pls can you clarify,thank you

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