Friday, 14 January 2011

Another Vintage Baby Pattern

I am knitting a second Patons Vintage pattern 221 with the remaining two and a bit balls of Sirdar Snuggly Quick Knit. I have made the two sleeves and am part way up the body with about another 8 rows to go before I divide for the armholes. After that I link everything together to knit the yoke.

This is another pattern that I made a couple of times for my son when he was a baby. The waffle type stitch is made by putting the wool to the front slipping 3 sts purl wise then knitting 1 stitch. On the following knit row the looped thread is picked up on the central stitch of the slipped 3 sts and knitted together. On the next set of rows the stitches are slipped in an alternate way so that on the row that the stitches are clipped together it forms a little diamond shape or waffle stitch.

I hope to get the rest of it finished off tonight. After that I don't know what I am going to start next. I have a few projects in my head but nothing has yet been decided on as I am waiting for my instructions on what to knit for my younger niece with the charcoal grey wool I ordered last week.


Anonymous said...

I think you should get out your hooks and start working on something in Tunisian crochet. Perfect time to do it. Hint, hint.

June said...

I love those vintage baby patterns and can remember making them myself many years ago. I wonder what happened to all the lovely babies who modelled the clothes, some of them must by in their fifties by now.

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh, girl, this is beautiful. Wish I could knit, but heck, far as I'm concerned, I don't have enough crochet time! LOL