Thursday, February 27, 2014
This was so easy! And FAST! I was able to complete the entire cowl in about 20 minutes. It was a little confusing at first but once I got the hang of it, it went much faster.
Here is a LionBrandYarn youtube video with some great instructions.
Here are my instructions:
You will be working with two strands of your favorite chunky yarn.
Cast on 8 stitches.
Row 1: Knit across.
Repeat Row 1 until you have about 24 inches of working yarn left.
Bind off and then sew the two short ends together. Trim and weave in ends when you're finished.
I'll try to get a picture of my finished product later this evening.
Have you completed any arm knitting projects? If so, please feel free to share below.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
So, I finished Onnie's sweater over the weekend! She's so excited about it, too! Here is Miss Onnie loving her bright new sweater.
This is a Lion Brand pattern called Spring Blossom Baby Kimono.
I used Lion Brand's Hometown USA yarn in Syracuse Orange.
I really enjoyed this pattern. It was very easy to understand and worked up quickly. I also learned how to increase my stitches beyond the pattern (for the sleeves). I'm sure this technique will come in very handy in the future.
Now my older daughter is waiting for hers. I'm thinking I may attempt to do the same style sweater with a lighter weight yarn and large needles so she'll have looser and more airy stitches... more like a cover-up than a sweater...
I'd love to hear about your first sweaters! Please feel free to comment below.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I'm currently working on this cute sweater for my youngest daughter. It's my first sweater ever and much easier than I anticipated. (Yay!)
Isn't it just precious?! My 11 year old daughter even asked if I would make her one!
I'm using Lion Brand's Hometown USA yarn in Syracuse Orange and size 13 Boye brand knitting needles.
I'll post my finished project as soon as I can!