Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holiday Knitting - One

There wasn't much holiday knitting/crafting this year. In an extended family of just about all adults -- no one needs anything and no one wants more stuff.

But I do know a 6 year old who is just fascinated by knitting. A very stylish 6 year old. So she got some fingerless mitts with a matching hat. Unfortunately, we have no modeled pictures.

I used Paton's Stretch Socks yarn (in the color Sugar) -- and it's really stretchy, very appropriate for a child.

For the mitts, I used a pattern from the Loopy Ewe - Lauren's Mitts. The palms/thumbs are plain stockinette, but the rest is a mock cable stitch.

And for the beret, Kirsten Kapur's One Day Beret Recipe -- with a twisted rib and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off. It really is stretchy and great for top-down hats.

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