Tuesday, September 18, 2012

News Knitting

Realizing, as I did last weekend, that at times I have trouble seeing right from left,  led me to start a new project.  A simple little project.  One I can do while watching the 6 o'clock news and still get it right.  Or is that left?

This one is a baby vest.  At the KW Knitters Fair, one of the items we had on display, at the Cabin Fever Clearance Booth,  was this little piece.
 
Deb raved about the pattern.  convincing me with arguments like   -   quick to knit - aran weight yarn after all.  Easy to knit - stockinet stitch bordered in garter stitch.  And lastly,   only 84 metres of yarn.

Once home I purchased the pattern from Patternfish and yesterday cast on.  Of course, I didn't have any suitable aran weight yarn, so I chose some leftover sock yarn. The pattern sizes range from new born size to two-years.  Adhering to the old adage - 'Finer yarn?  Knit a larger size.'  I cast on for the one-year size hoping to get a vest that will fit a new born.  My very mathematical, formulatic  reasoning for choosing to knit the  one-year size  rather than the two-year size was because the cast on for the one-year size was less than 100 stitches. I was feeling lazy.  


And here I am after just one newscast.
 
Deb is right.  The pattern is easy.  In aran weight it would be a very quick, last-minute knit.  The sock yarn will take a bit longer but hey - they have news every night at 6.  Details at 11.


8 comments:

Brendaknits said...

I have had an email from reader Nan who said she is having difficulty posting coments to my blog. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
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Needles said...

Details at 11 would be a great name for this project!

And we shall see. If I'm having trouble, I'll let you know by email. It may be the verification things are getting so hard to read.

Needles said...

I had to try 3 times. Its a word verification issue I would say.

Deb said...

I think you have to include the number in the box as part of the verification. I wasn't doing that.

This vest is going to look great in fingering.

Deb @ cabinfever said...

It's going to look great in fingering.

Jan said...

Oh this is prefect timing for me. I am ready to start knitting baby clothes for a new grandchild coming in Feb.

Ann said...

Perfect timing for me too. Three new babies of friends this fall. All need handmade sweaters. I downloaded the pattern yesterday and will get yarn tomorrow. First sweater needs to be gifted next Wednesday, so I'm hoping it really IS a quick project.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

ha! Cute reporting on this baby vest :)

i have a babe in mind who might like one of these!

am using google chrome for browser and it's not giving me a cursor when i click in the comment box, so i thought it was not working for me also...no cursor, but the words appeared at least.

ginac.