Today brings the last instalment of quick knits for Doodlebug's wardrobe that I have made over the last little while. This one was probably there most fun - what can I say, I'm easily amused by pretty changing colours : )
Pattern: A Very Harlot Poncho (heavily modified)
A very simple but effective pattern.
Obviously, I made some significant changes to create a pint sized version.
Yarn: Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Rollerskate
I have quite a lot of this yarn in my stash, but this is the first time I have used it. It is lovely and soft. It has a much more even thickness than Noro. It was a delight to knit with. I am seriously eyeing my other balls and plotting to use them soon.
I used exactly one 100g ball for this project.
To get a size suitable for an 18 month old, I still cast on the suggested 64 stitches but used much smaller needles than indicated in the pattern. I added 6 rounds of 2x2 ribbing at the neck. At the end of the first ball, it seemed like a pretty good length so I ended it there.
This was a very fun and simple project. I thought my Doodlebug might feel like her arms are confined but she loves it (maybe she's amused by the pretty colours too?) I think her favourite part is that she can take it on and off herself.
My only disappointment is that the bottom edge tends to roll despite blocking. I knit the last round on a bigger needle and used the recommended crochet cast off. It's created quite a firm edge and maybe I should have gone with something more stretchy. I've considered putting on inside out as then it doesn't roll. It actually still looks quite cute that way too.
Now, of course, for the cute-as-button knit-in-action shots : )
|I've got to do something with her hair, but I have no idea what!|
I hope you have a chance to go look at some of the other posts for FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday. There is some serious awe-inspiring projects out there!
I'll leave you with a pic of a lovely present that my friend in Australia sent me this week. I just love it and somehow it makes me feel secretly powerful.
All the best for a wonderful weekend.
Artwork by Irena Sophia