Thursday, 26 April 2007

hoodie for 2 year old

I like to have projects using different sized needles on the go at the one time. That gives my hands a rest and a change. I really don't like big needles as my fingers and wrists both ache if using anythng much over 6 mm fooo anything but a short time.

This really inspiring photo (LOL) shows the back of a hoodie for youngest grandson, 21 months and a very boyish boy. I had seen this colour combination in children's clothing several times this season and it always reminded me of Finn. I was pleased to find the colours I wanted on the Bendigo shade card.

Photo shows them lighter than is really the case. The brown is very chocolatey and the blue, called Venetian, is more teal than shows here.

The pattern is from the 2005 Pattern-a-Day calendar and is a jumper with hood. This is the back, basically a rectangle. I haven't looked at front pattern but imagine it will be similar and the sleeves also rectangles as the completed garment has drop sleeves. The wool is 8 ply, DK, and I'm using 4 mm needles while the hem was knitted on 3.75 mm. Recommended tension was 22.5 stitches to 10 cm. I'm either spot on that or it's not quite 23 stitches, depending on where I measure. Very close.

Two more sets of stripes and then I cast off. Certainly giving my hands a change from 2.25 mm sock needles.

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