Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Top Down baby sweater and Better Ugg Booties

Pattern: Mod from the below link
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky in Brown and Bernat Baby Soft in pink for the i-cord
Needles: size 7 for body, size 5 dpns for i-cord edging
I found a great pattern online for a top down raglan cardigan( that I modified for chunky Alpaca and to which I added a knit an i-cord border; totally fast project. Actually, if you plan to do this sweater I would replace the i-cord with a crochet border. The i-cord literally took me more time than the whole body of the sweater – no joke. You’d save time and it would be just as cute with a single or double crochet. For the booties I was going to use the Ugg bootie pattern online at diy. Of course, after my horrendous bootie pattern experience noted in the previous post, I decided to do a little research before I committed to the pattern. Needless to say, the reviews were again negative for a complicated pattern not worth the stress. And so I present the easy and quick, Better Ugg Bootie Pattern. The basic design was inspired by Megan Mills of Aukland whose intelligent bootie patterns are published in the Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar. You can access my pattern under Free Patterns in the right column (not working right now - I can send you the pattern if you need).

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