Friday, October 9, 2009

Quickie FOs

I love quickie projects, especially ones that can be done in one sitting. I used to do a lot of smaller crafts that were much faster than knitting, and it felt so good to crank out a few things in a day.
First, a skirt for my niece:

Pattern: Caiden's Skirt
Yarn: Bernat Satin (1 Skein blue, tiny tiny bit pink)
Needle size: 5mm
Total time: 3 hours
The pattern is for 12mos, but my niece is almost 4. She's tiny, but not 12 mos tiny. So I modded it a bit, it's a little big because I overshot the sizing, but there's a drawstring and she won't be getting it until later as a gift.
Mods: I cast on 198 stitches, and worked it in the round because I absolutely hate seaming.
On row 5 of the ribbing for the waistband, I did *K2, TO, P2TOG* across. I worked the chain, weaving it in and out of the eyelets, until I thought it looked good. Didn't bother measuring it.
Next up on the quickie list was Evangeline:

Pattern: Evangeline
Yarn: Cascade 220 (1 skein)
Needle Size: 5mm
Total time: 1 hour
I was originally going to make these elbow length, but then I remembered those look horrible on me, so I went with just the wrist length. These were so fast, each mitt only took half an hour and that included weaving in all the ends!
I'll probably end up making these again in different colours because they were so fast, and they're really nice, and a fun pattern as well.

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