08 December 2007

So Many Patterns, So Little Time

I was getting a little overwhelmed looking for a pattern for the Sirdar yarn since there are so many on Ravelry. Plus, I kept running into patterns and yarn that I loved. I couldn't find many cute sweater patterns besides the one that I already posted. There were smaller items like scarves and gloves. But I'm not sure what you would be interested in. Mittens for the kids might be cute, since I think light blue works for girls also. Here is a pattern for some mittens. She uses a fatter yarn, but I think if you used your yarn and made the teen or adult size, they would end up being small enough for a kid. What about knitted toys? There are so many cute ones! There's an elephant, a nome, a bear, or a knitted block. There is also a blanket that uses Lion Brand Jiffy Print that is almost the same gauge as your yarn. It's a free pattern but you have to register at Lion Brand Yarn to get it. I think it's called Child's Knitted Blanket (that's original.) It calls for 805 yards and I think you have about 700, so you could make yours a little smaller. Their finished size is 33" by 42". You could cast on enough to make it about 33" wide and then keep knitting until you run out of yarn. Let me know if you had something else in mind and I can look up more patterns on Ravelry.

10 comments:

Marie said...

A note about the bear pattern: The bear pattern calls for US3 needles, which is far off from the US10 that your yarn uses. However, the yarn that the pattern suggests actually calls for US8, but the pattern uses very small needles to create a very dense fabric. So, if you wanted to knit this bear up, I think you would probably need to use US4 or US5.

Joanna said...

ok, that's really confusing. my head is spinning.

Marie said...

it is? i'm sorry. which part is confusing? i can reword. it's probably my comment huh? i did think that was a bit much with the "however" and "but" in one sentence. it's like a double negative. i seem to be doing that a lot lately.

but isn't that elephant *so* cute?

Joanna said...

aaahhhhhh! the elephant is really cute. i think the yarn choice helps a lot.

yes it was the comment. and i think it's because i don't understand knitting, not because it was actually confusing. you might as well be talking about rocket science.

Johanna said...

Why, oh why did you have to go and post so many cute patterns now, of all times??? I don't have time to try them. That really isn't fair!! :) Actually I downloaded all of them so I can work on them later! Thanks, Marie!

Tina said...

Oh, THANK YOU!!!
Those are great. I want to try them all! The mittens looks great, but I think I may try the cube first. Seems a great way to learn to do it all. And, have you seen the bunnies on Ravenhill's blog? (under the pay it forward post) They are a Debbie Bliss pattern... got to find that pattern. They are adorable!

Joanna said...

yeah i saw those, too. super cute. i'm glad you're trying the cube first because thatwas my favourite!

Marie said...

I'm not sure which DB book that particular bunny is in, but I have one that has a bunny with different ears. See here for the bunny I made. If you like I can photo copy the pattern and mail it to you.

Kainoa said...

I LOVE BUBBY THE BEAR!!!! MAKE THE BEAR!!! HE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!

Kainoa said...

Do I need to say it again...I wish I could knit and understand all the talk about knitting!!!!