Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Shawl and Pram Cover
August Show and Tell
This plain jacket in navy (one picture too light and the other too dark) has been lifted by weaving in a coloured ribbon yarn round the neck and down the fronts. The button is a hand made "Dorset Button" using both the yarns from the jackets
The photo of this jumper does not do it justice! It looks lovely when worn and has a soft drap which has not come out well in the picture. The sleeves and front panel are lacy and the rest of the garment is in plain stocking stitch.
This picture of the stitch shows that it is a punch lace pattern. That is one that is knitted with 2 yarns of different thickness. The holes are formed where he fine yarn is knitted by itself - the rest is knitted with the fine and thicker yarns together. It can be most effective as this close - shows
August Show and Tell 2
This little jacket in mauve and white has a neat little tuck at the top of the sleeves which just adds an extra bit of interest. Although it fastens up in the direction for a girl it would be just as attractive on a baby boy.
This little lacy cardigan has a hand tooled lace pattern down the sleeves and on each front. This looks difficult but could be done on the most basic of machines. It is the beautiful finishing that makes all these little garment look so professional.
Another mauve and white cardican that any mother would be proud to use to dress up her baby. This, of course, is a personal opinion but if anyone ou there disagrees, please leave a comment to say why.
As a club we have been helping at the Guild of Machine Knitters table at several shows with several of our members demonstrating and talking to interested newcomers (and oldcomers as well).