Thursday, October 04, 2007

Off and On The Needles

First what flew off the needles this week!

EZ's Baby Bog Jacket

Pattern can be found in the Knitting Around
book by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn was Red Heart from stash
Needles for mine were #6 with a gauge of 4sts/1"
One needs to be really good at calculating here - I think I mis-calculated because it is longer than I wanted - but now it is a very warm wrap/sweater for a little one.

Rindy's Raglan

Pattern: For now - only available to members of Babysweaters Yahoo Group.
More yarn from the stash.
Needles - size 6 for 4st/1"

Tapestry Crochet Kitty Purse

Pattern by Carol Ventura
More stash yarn and an F crochet hook.

Now for what is ON The Needles

But first a quest and question!

A cyber-friend/knitter saw these and wanted to know where to find the pattern.
Has anyone seen baby slippers like these?

I know there are several versions of garter stitch square slippers.
One pattern called "Building Blocks" in the Socks, Socks, Socks book
Another was a free pattern on the web from Frugal Haus.

These little slippers are a bit different because the tips of the cuff are rounded.

See my slipper below knit from both patterns and you will see the cuff is pointed.
Also I did not construct my slippers as in the Frugal Haus pattern and not like the Building Blocks pattern.

My Squares Slipper

Two inch squares (8 sts) with worsted wt yarn

Below you can see my construction method and the lower blocks I only made 6 st squares.
Lots of little ends to sew up......

Update Oct 6th 2007

I found a Drops pattern with a great schematic!

Slippers In Garter Stitch

Other WIPs are a scarf with Lion Brand Sensations yarn, another crocheted sweater and an ongoing blanket.


Monika said...

I'm so very much impressed! I love it all, but the kitty bag is just wonderful and the squares baby booties as well!

Wool Winder said...

Haven't seen the pattern for those booties before, but they sure are cute, as well as all of your other projects.