Monday, January 14, 2008

Still pregnant...

So there's more knitting to share!

Pattern: Hybrid Rib Soaker, by Little Turtle Knits in size medium night weight.

Yarn: Malabrigo worsted in color Lime Blue. This size used 58 g (about 74 yards) of the skein and the small used 42 g (about 126 yards) . I bought the yarn at The Yarn Barn.

Needles: I used a size US 4 addi turbo 16" circular for the 1x1 ribbing at the waist, a US 5 addi turbo 16" circular for the rest of the ribbing and the leg gussets, a US 7 inox express 16" circulars for the rest and a size G crochet hook.

I don’t really like this colorway as much as I thought I would. It’s a shame too since it didn’t pool or anything. It’s just really dark -- kind of reminds me of camouflage. I might use the rest with the Marine colorway that I bought this weekend so it's not quite as busy.

I also decided to work on my Lots of Hats goal. So I bought a skein of the super soft Sirdar Baby Bamboo yarn when I was at the Yarn Barn over the weekend.

I wanted to knit up a cabled hat, but wasn't quite sure how to handle the decreases. So I purchased a pattern and went on my way.

Pattern: Easy Cabled Hats, by Momogus Knits in size 0-6 months.

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in colorway 138. This size used 32 g (about 68 yds) ) of the skein. I bought the yarn at The Yarn Barn.

Needles: I had to drop down to a size US 4 addi turbo 16" circular to get gauge

If I were to knit this pattern again, I wouldn't knit as much ribbing. It was almost soul crushing and the cables are the fun part, right? I'm not sure if it's just because I'm relatively new to cables or because the yarn wasn't very elastic, but the first purl stitch after each cable came out really loose. Unfortunately, I couldn't fix it when blocking.

The hat is super soft though and I don't think the baby will mind that it isn't perfect.


Tammy L. Browning-Smith, J.D., LL.M said...

I just saw your blog and thought it was great. I see you knit with both addi turbos and Inox Express...which do you enjoy more?
Keep up the great blog!

Tonya said...

That tends to happen with everyone - if you purl stitches are loose, just take care to pull tightly at that part.