22 January 2007

punkinhead

a baby bonnet in the yarn I space-dyed with weldYARN: Kona Superwash from Henry's Attic
NEEDLES: Size 3US single-points and size 2US dps for the i-cord
PATTERN: Joelle Hoverson's in Last Minute Knitted Gifts
GAUGE: 7 stitches/inch
NOTES: I made this for the one month old daughter of a friend, so the much tigther gauge of my yarn was just right to produce a smaller bonnet than the one made with Kid Classic in LMKG. I used "ssk" instead of "slip one, knit one, psso" to work the decreases on the right edge and I picked up only 18 stitches instead of the 31 called for along each side of the bonnet to form the bottom garter stitch edge. I also picked up fewer stitches as I worked the applied i-cord edging so that the front would be a bit more closed.

Comments:
so sweet! and beautiful fabric!
 
The weld & cochineal stripes!

Speaking of beetlejuice, Carrie just found out that cochineal is used in lipstick so now refuses to be kissed by the lipsticked. (Not me needless to say.) xox Kay
 
OK, I got my natural dyes mixed up. No beetlejuice in the baby bonnet. Got it. xox Kay
 
How very cute this is - I love how the colours go along together, and I'm sure the little recipient is going to love it!
 
This is such a beautiful pattern . . . and you made it even better with your yarn and your knitting skills.
 
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