Saturday, April 4, 2009

Baby, baby, baby!

I just found out (thank you, Facebook!) that an old friend from high school is pregnant. I thought it would be a nice gesture, even thought we haven't spoken in a long time, to knit some items for her baby. While waiting for the hat yarn to arrive, I whipped up some baby booties ( with remnant Shine Sport Yarn from KnitPicks.

I made a few baby hats back in high school for teachers and family friends, so I wanted to do something different than just st st with a bobble on top. I selected this ripple eyelet knitting pattern to knit with worsted weight shine yarn from KnitPicks. I really like this cotton modal blend, it has more give than 100% cotton and is comfortable to work with.

I adapted the pattern to do the hat in the round so I would not need to sew up a seam at the end.
  • On odd rows, where it says Knit - pearl. On odd rows where it says pearl, knit.
  • Cast on 70 stitches (the pattern is a repeat of 10 sts).
  • During the pattern rows, only do the repeat part of the pattern (what is between the *'s)
  • For the decreases, place the Sl1, K2tog, PSSO's so they are in line with the pattern below. (Ex: for decrease row 1 - *K3, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, K7* repeat from * across, etc).