Inspired by the ‘Under the party tree’ mitts I was knitting in September, I designed a hat to use up the last of the skein from the mitts. And then I adapted the hat to work in a larger gauge as well.
I designed and knit this cardigan a couple of years ago, for Dylan, who is the second son of my oldest friend. The pattern’s been lurking in my not-quite-finished pile for ages, but today I suddenly felt inspired to finish writing it up, so it’s now available to on Ravelry, for £2 – this is my first paid pattern.
Even so, there’s more to do. This is currently one-size, for a newborn, and I’m planning to add more sizes to the pattern, and there’s a ‘sister’ pattern, called Violet’s Dragon (designed for the daugher of my third-oldest friend), which is still in that unfinished pile. But for now, the doubleknit elephants are on parade!
I’ve finally updated the Ravelry pattern page to include the double-sided chart that means you can knit these sock cuffs with the text reading the right way around on both sides.
Cuff design by me. Download the charts here: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/suffragette-socks
My officemate Lydia complained that her hands were cold, typing in our sometimes-freezing office, so I offered to knit her some mittens. These are the result, knit from some handspun that I called ‘Silk Cut (with merino)’ because it reminds me of the colours of Silk Cut cigarette packets, and is made from one strand of merino plied with one of silk.