Sunday 19 January 2014

Something new...ish

I've made baby clothes before, but always as gifts. I have to say, I do quite like making them - cute little projects that can be whipped up in an evening. That's about as close to instant crochet gratification as you can get.  Also, I really want to add a third wheel to The Hookery and start selling patterns (yes, I know I have patterns in the shop already, but I mean my own patterns).

So recently, in between the tax return and the granny blanket, I have been working on this.

A cute little short-sleeved jumper pattern, written for use with Rico Baby Cotton Soft.

It's been a lot of fun. A bit frustrating at times, but the nice thing about crochet is that it's very maths-y and geometric, so with a little imagination (and occasionally, a calculator *ahem*), you can work out quite a lot before breaking open the yarn.

The shape and the closure are now just as I want them, and it's a top-down pattern. Who doesn't love a top-down pattern?  Now I'm on to the sizing. I have a couple of friends with conveniently-aged children/nephews, and test garments are currently in progress. Fingers crossed!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lovely place to start. I especially like to contrast edging. xx