Wow cant believe the last time i posted but i have been trying to make as much as i can for the little ones. I am trying to do less test knits this year so that i can tackle some patterns that is in my todo basket well since ages.
here are a few that i have done on which i made some changes.
Scrap Sweater for the small ones 2018/91 (07)
Link to pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrap-sweater-for-the-small-ones
i am knitting this with 2 strands of 4 ply to give me the 8 ply.
i added in the feather and fan for the body and sleeves as follows :
RNd 1 : purl
Rnd 2 : knit
Rnd 3: knit
Rnd 4 : (k2tog x2, (yo, k1) x 4, k2tog x 2)
Baby Vest 2018/102
A friend bought this pattern as she wanted me to knit up one for her soon to-be grandchild. pattern is by Easy Care Baby Knits, LLC
Firstly i have never heard of worsted weight 4 ply as in my mind that is 2 different types of wool.
Errors that i have found whilst knitting is as follows :
needles called for is US 7 and 9 (ie 4.5 mm and 5.5 mm) so in my mind the yarn must be worsted weight and not 4 ply.
Rows 2,4,6,8 knit to the last 6 sts, p2, k4 – you only do 1/2 repeat at the end before the k4 (designers assume knitters can read their minds and not all knitters can 😦
Row 5 for girls – as its on the RS your repeat stitches are k2,p2 as the first set of stitches must equal 6 on the RS
Row 5 for boys – repeat to last 3 sts, YO k2tog k1 – the k6,k3 before the button hole should not be there.
Page 5 of pattern Row 15 : kk4 must be k4
page 6 of pattern Row 30 – k2 should be k4
page 6 of pattern – Row 2 – p20 should be p30
I am told that the pattern has been corrected.
Short Notice 2018/126
link to pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/short-notice
I did not want to make all the buttons as to me its just too much, so i changed it into a pullover. Also i had to adjust the pattern considerably for the wool that i used which is Mission Falls 1824 wool. I just made it with the 100g. I used 4.5mm needle for whole pullover.
I will be casting on with 48 sts
Row 4 after k4 procced with knit 4, KFB, k9, KFB until last 5 sts, k5, k4.
Row 5 split is as follows : 4-6-18-6-14-4
Had to add in more rows which can be seen on the row counter sheet that i have added.
Baby sweater 2018/127
Link to pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-sweater-in-bio-bimbo
Pattern is easy but it needs some fine tuning and i picked up some things that didnt seem right to me, and changed them.
No gauge is given
The ribbing in the patterns is not the same as that of the picture in the pattern. Pattern states k1,p1 rib but when you look at the pictures, its actually the zigzag rib.
Ribbing is 9 rows if i adding is correct.
Buttonholes row 6, 18, 30, 42 and i do not like how the buttonholes are shaping so i am doing k2tog, yo x2
YO before and after k3 – i am changing it to kfb and you place your markers before and after the k3 which identifies the front, sleeve, back, sleeve and front.
On row 38 with increases split is front 29 sts; sleeve 39 sts; back 50 sts; sleeve 39 sts; front 29 sts = 198 sts. Here according to pattern sleeves must be 40 sts?
Where pattern says cast of the middle of the 3 raglan sts i am assuming we have to do k1, k2tog in my knitting this is row 40
Placing the sleeves stitches on waste yarn in order to complete the body first and adding of the 4sts underarm is done in same row in my knitting this is row 42
Measurements given dont seem correct. I am therefore going to make sleeve measure 9 cm then ribbing from the under arm, and the length of the sweater measures 24 cm before ribbing
For the sleeve decrease, i did k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – this is not specified in the pattern
If these fine-tuning is done, i will rate the pattern 5 star but due to these modifications that i had to make to make the pattern more clearer, i give it a 3 star
Jesse’s baby cardigan No. 6 2018/131(1)
Link to pattern https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/max-baby-cardigan-jacket
add an extra stitch to the 4 garter stitches and slip it at each end to make it look neater
At row 29 (rs) – do the dividing of the stitches put do it as follows after and before the buttonband…* purl*
Row 30 (ws) : knit
Row 31 (Rs) : p1, k4, knit k5
Row 32 (Ws) : p1, k4, (P5, K4) x2, PURL to last 23 sts then (k4, k5) x2, k5
Continue with rows 31 and 32 until you reach row 60 and then proceed with pattern to row 65 and then cast off.
Sleeves done in the round and and at :
rnd 27 purl
rnd 28 knit,
rnd 29 purl
rnd 30 knit
rnd 31 purl
rnd 32 knit and cast off at the same time
Well thats all for today and i am busy with another interesting pattern and will post that one when done.