Monday, 13 January 2014

Preemie knits

I found a cute free pattern on a recent trawl through some websites for a simple but very pretty little preemie sized top. It's knit from the top down which means no sewing up - always a bonus.
I've finished 3 of them in total and am now working on one in the larger size.

This is the first one and the one I struggled with as I realised the pattern gave instructions for the buttonhole on the wrong side. I'd already knit up to the 2nd one when I found out and had to undo almost back to the beginning. 
This pretty purple one was very straightforward as I knew to correct the error.
 On this last one I did the ribbed version but also knit ribbed button and buttonhole bands instead of the garter stitch as instructed.
I used James Brett Magi-Knit and am pleased with the way the yarn has worked with the design of the tops.
 The pattern can be found on Marianna's lazy daisy days blog (here) Have a look through the blog if you visit as there are lots of other designs to be used, all them them kindly given free.

Further into the blog there are instructions given for a larger size, this is what i'm working on at the moment. It's going to take a little longer to finish than these little ones and I hope i've got enough of the purple yarn left to complete it. I've done the patterned yoke in white so should be ok.

Again thanks for looking. Most of the items i've shown are available to buy on my fb page Swardy's Knitted Creations - pop on over if you've not been before, new likers are always welcome.


Karen Gist said...

Hello my lovely! So pleased that you are back showing us what you are doing! These little cardis are gorgeous and the wool has been a star to knit up so prettily! HUGS xxx

Sallie Ward said...

Sooo cute! I think the top pink one is my favourite xxx