Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Knitting Cardigan with Lace pattern

Finally I finished making a long sleeve sweater for my 6 year old daughter. I asked her to choose which color that she likes for me to make her a sweater. She always said that she is feeling cold whenever she rides our car (air-conditioned). Especially during night time. So, there is also a reason for me to try and test out our new line of yarn, by making her a sweater. And, I also can shows this lacey sweater to my customers at our ship.

How long to finish it? Well, it took me about two weeks, not to mention, I made a wrong size for her, it was really big, like a 10 year old can fit it. So, I had to unravelled the yarn again and made it right for the second time. Fuhh... You really need to calculate your gauge properly. If not, this will happen. Like me. Never again I will let this happen.

Materials needed:

  • 1 1/2 balls of Lily Acrylic yarn - Orange Blossom
  • Ring stitch markers
  • Blunt Needles
  • Circular Knitting Needles size 6mm, 120cm long (so that I can knit and make magic loop)
  • Buttons
  • Sewing needle and some threa for sewing buttons
  • Scrap yarn (different color) so that you can keep live stitches for the arm section.

New experiences I learned when making this Cardigan Lace: 
a) Gauge is important, remember to calculate it properly before doing any projects that requires gauge
b) For lace pattern to be consistent, you really need to put a ring marker in between lace set pattern
c) Steam the finished sweater, I learned that acrylic is quite difficult to do blocking.
d) Learn to make button hole
e) Learn to do the edges of the cardigan, for every knit rows, pick up 3 out of every 4 stitches. For lace row, you can pick up each stitches.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle

Very colorful and easy to use. Suitable for knitters that need specific size for their many projects at hand...hehe. Cool isn't it. Sizes are from US2 (2.75mm) - US15 (10mm).

You can buy this at our shop. Ready stock at www.cottonhousestore.com

Cabled Baby Hat - Knitting

Cabled Baby Hat - Knitting

Love the outcome for the baby hat. I wanted to try doing cable and challenge myself to this easy pattern from the Lion Brand yarn website. The title is Chill In the Air Cap.

- Ivy Wool Cream 100gm
- Circular Knitting Needle 5.5mm, 120cm (take long enough to make it easier to use Magic Loop method)
- Cable Stitch Holder
- Stitch Marker
- Blunt Needle

I should have made a pompom to tie on top of the hat. It would make it a lot more cuter.

Cable technique requires lots of yarn even though you are making it for a baby sized hat. About a few grams left for the yarn. If you are making for an adult hat, maybe you need about 1 and half balls for the yarn. About 150gm of the yarns needed.

It took me about two days to finish it. I knitted the hat during my leisure time.

Knitting - Baby Doll Dress

Knitting - Baby Doll Dress

Baby doll dress knitted using Milk Cotton Series (MCS), 4.0mm knitting needle. I made a gauge swatch first to see whether it will fits perfectly with the baby doll.

Love the outcome. The color for the Milk Cotton Series MCS yarns are Light Pink and Magenta. 

Knitting - Hats

Knitting Hat

Knitted this hat for 5 year old size using 5.5mm knitting needle Peony Polyester yarn, Green Leaves.

Baby Hat for 6-12 months size using Milk Cotton Aran Yellow, using 6mm circular knitting needle 120cm. I used Magic Loop method. Easier and faster results. No need to use Double Pointed Needle anymore. I made this for my friend's little boy.

Swimming in the yarns

Swimming in the yarn

Lots of yarns ordered. Our kids swimming in the yarn. Hehe :)

You can buy yarns - cotton yarn, wool yarn, baby acrylic yarn, polyester yarn, microfiber yarn from thick to thin yarns all in our store www.cottonhousestore.com. We also sell crochet and kniting tools and accessories.

Cotton yarns....Lots of them

New Arrival : Aluminium Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needle in Set

13 sizes for your needs. 4 different cord lengths.