Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Off the Needles

Pattern: The Buttonhole Bag from Mason Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Knit Picks Sierra, one skein of each color (yarn is worked double throughout)
Needles: Size 15 Circular

This project was quick and fun and I love the shape of the bag. Unfortuately, these colors were a little brighter than I was hoping, but it will be cute for Spring. The bottom of the back is knit first, then stitches are picked up along the bottom to form the body. The finished bag is felted to make it sturdier.

This was supposed to be a jumper for a baby, but it looks like it will work much better as a tank top for a todler.
Here's the pattern. I might try the jacket later.
Yarn: KnitPicks Memories in Hawaii color scheme
Needles: Size 3 circular

The yolk is worked using mitering knitting which I had never done before but found to be quite easy. Front and back yolk are seemed, then stitches for the body of the top/dress are picked up from the bottom. The colorway is actually quite fun even though it looks awful in these pictures. Next time I visit MostFavoritePerson, I'll have to try it on her to see if it works for a tank. I really don't think this would look like anything but a sack on a baby.


bbrug said...

How do you feel about that Mason-Dixon book? I looked at the preview web site and saw a couple of things I liked, but I wasn't moved to actually buy it at the time. Should I be moved? What other patterns, if any, are you itching to knit from it?

Cupcake said...

I've only seen the preview of the book on the Mason Dixon Knitting Blog, and you can't really get a sense of the kind of patterns they're offereing. Maybe if I could leaf through the book in person I'd have a better idea about if it is worth purchasing. I have so many books already that I never use, though.