The lazy hazy days of summer at the trailer have not, so far, left me much knitting time. Swimming, boating, grandkids and some catch-up reading have all eaten away at my knitting time.
Leaving home with only one small sleeve left to knit on Ring Master I thought I might even finish it during the drive up. But that didn’t happen. Six days later, finally, it is complete. Without buttons so perhaps you might say – almost complete.
Pattern: Ring Master From Baby ‘V’ by Cabin Fever
Size: 0 – 3 mos
Yarn: Cotton Tweed by Cabin Fever with scarps of stash yarn for the Fair Isle section.
Close up of the Fir Isle section:
What I Learned: How to do the Rice Stitch. With my initial glance at the pattern picture, I thought this little sweater was knit in Seed Stitch. But in fact, it is Rice Stitch – a simple, two-row repeat pattern. When worked flat, it is K1tbl, P1 on row one, then Knit across row 2.
This little garment is for my niece who is making me a Great Aunt in October. It has been fun, preparing a little, hand-knit wardrobe for this new baby. Two sweaters, booties, blanket. What will be next? Hope the baby likes hand knits.