Monday, July 4, 2011
A Needle Pulling Thread covers a wide range of projects - including knitting, rug-hooking, quilting and contemporary fibre arts.
I have found the knitting projects of particular interest.
This issue includes a child's 'sweater' - that I am calling a cardigan - for up to 5 year-olds. It is designed for cotton, which is what I especially liked. I have decided to make one each for my twin granddaughters using some Bendigo Woollen Mill's Harmony yarn I have in my stash. It is a blend of cotton, wool and a little lycra.
This is what is is supposed to look like. Will mine look the same?
I decided to knit the two piece for piece,beginning with the backs. I began with the blue, and found my purl rows were very loose. I undid it back to the flowers and redid it, looping my wool under the needle in purl rows instead of over the needle. Much improved.
There are a couple of small errors in the pattern, so I had to concentrate the first time, but it became much easier on the repeats.
I am pleased with the result, and I think the girls are too! The hats are underway and hopefully will match up.