The Year that Was
Last year seemed to be dominated by baby knitting. Four of the girls from work had babies - two girls and two boys. I really enjoyed knitting this outfit. Intarsia is always a favourite technique for me. I don't usually like stripes, but this knit went well. I used stash yarn.
I thought the neck was too high, so I lowered it a bit.
I also improvised the hat pattern to make an outfit.
I liked the blue and navy stripes, so repeated them in the hoodie for boy number two. For the hoodie I chose a cotton blend yarn, as his family now lives at Mt Tom Price, way up in the north west of Australia. It has a fairly hot climate. I improvised the pattern as I couldn't find one which I liked.
The zip was sewn in by machine and went in easily.
This is one of the girl's outfits. It was a Sirdar pattern I bought on
Patternfish. The hat was a free Spotlight pattern.