Wednesday, August 16, 2006

E's red cardi

In the absence of any current FO's, here is another oldie - given to E for her 1st birthday, here she is still wearing it and now she is 2 -1/2 (I clearly overestimated the sizing a bit!). Oh well, doesn't hurt to be a bit big and now can also be handed down to her little sister, R.

So, details:
Wool: Patons Totem, 3 x 50g balls Red (I think it was 3) and a small amount of 1x 50g balls purple. I know purple and red is probably not everyone's cup of tea but I love it! A nice change from pink everything for little girls which is all you seem to be able to buy in the shops.
Sticks: Would have been either 4mm or 4.5mm, can't recall now
Pattern: Cleckheaton children's book, I think it was something like Easy Baby Knits - some good simple garter stitch patterns for beginners. Nice and quick to knit. The purple edging is crochet - very easy and neat way of finishing off and provides a nice contrast.
Time: Finished in late 2004 (in time for E's birthday in January).

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