Category Archives: 2011

As Sweet As Honey Baby Blanket: Take 2

I have added more sizes for As Sweet As Honey Baby Blanket. The blanket comes in 3 sizes now.

Stroller Blanket: 22″ x 30″

This is the smallest and is perfect for draping over the baby in a car seat or a stroller. Easy to manage and carry around and of course, quickest to knit up.

Receiving Blanket: 28″ x 36″

Big enough to swaddle a baby and keep it warm, but small enough to make it easy to carry around.

Crib Blanket: 36″ x 52″

The biggest size available, can be used for years to come, a perfect present (as well as these items for gift).

Happy Knitting!

Photo copyright: Knitcircus

As Sweet As Honey Baby Blanket

New Pattern: Tee Cruise

Remember the contest I hosted on my blog sometime back in which I asked suggestions for a name for a new pattern? The pattern is now christened Tee Cruise. That means Lori (Indulgence on Ravelry) from Things from Strings is our winner. Lori, thanks so much for your suggestion. It conveys everything I wanted to through this pattern. I have sent you the pattern as a Ravelry gift. Hope you enjoy knitting it!

I had a lot of wonderful suggestions and many names were shortlisted and Tee Cruise won by a small margin. Since I had so many great suggestions, I do not want to disappoint the others, so I will have a pattern giveaway soon.

The pattern’s idea originated way back in March when summer was starting (in this part of the world). The pattern has come a long way from ideation to pattern proposal to getting yarn and making the prototype. In the end, I have a very satisfied feeling that the pattern turned out exactly like what I had in mind.

Special thanks to Nupur and Kashmira for helping me in getting the yarn. Thanks to this pattern, I met a wonderful crafter and now can call her my friend.

Ravelry Pattern: Tee Cruise by Anjali M.
Yarn Suggested: Knit Picks Simply Cotton Worsted
Needle Size: US #7 4.5 mm

Tee Cruise is a summer gift to encourage a child to go out and play, because don’t you know, it’s summer? This summer tee is perfect to play under the blue sky and roll over the green grass. The folded up sleeve bands and the contrast colored placket add the right amount of jazz to appear cool by the pool under the scorching sun.

The tee is knit from top down from the neckline and knit flat until the placket opening. The body is then joined in round. The collar and button bands are knitted later by picking up stitches. The sleeve bands are knitted by picking stitches from under the sleeve edge and the end is sewed on in place. It comes in a good range of sizes: 12 months, 2T, 4T, 6, 8, 10, 12. For more details, visit the Ravelry pattern page: Tee Cruise.

Keep watching this space because I will be back with a giveaway.

New Pattern: Swirl Wrist Bag

My knitter friends in Bangalore aka Bangalore Ravelry Brigade had a Potluck lunch planned last week. In the last minute, I was asked if I could bring along a handmade gift. I don’t sew (which is considered faster than knitting), and I am not that good at crocheting that I could just whip up something in a hurry, so that left only knitting I could fall back on. I didn’t have enough time to search for patterns on Ravelry, sort through them and finalize on one, so I took the easy way out and created something on my own and that is how Swirl Wrist Bag was born.

Swirl is a seamless wrist bag with garter stitch base and slanting eyelets on the body. It comes with three options for the strap: garter, stockinette and i-cord. Swirl is quick to knit and is perfect as a project bag for knitters and a wristlet bag for muggles non-knitters. It is ideal for newbie knitters who want to try out provisional cast on, lace and i-cords. The instructions for lace stitch pattern is provided as written instructions and chart.

SIZES
One size: 7” base and 9” height.

MATERIALS

Any Heavy/Worsted Weight Yarn

GAUGE
18 sts and 20 rows = 4” in
Stockinette stitch
Gauge is not critical for this project

To download the pattern, click on the image above or on the button below.