Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern of if they ask nicely!!
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Little knitted waistcoats....
This is a waistcoat I knit from time to time as it is easy and quick. It is knitted in one piece and the only sewing is the side seams and buttons. It calls for dk yarn to be used doubled. I chose a navy blue yarn and combined it with a pale blue yarn that has little fluffy white bits in it. The end result is chunky and warm and it should fit a child aged 3-4 years old.
The pale blue yarn has some wool content and I think it might be in the white fluff. Normally I am wary of using wool that needs to be handwashed. But these waistcoats will be going to a charity that distributes items to parts of the world where electric washing machines are not used. So that won't be a problem.
The pattern is called "Mayflower's Basic Bodywarmer" and is available free to registered members of the Loving Hands website. This is a free website for people who knit, crochet or sew and is well worth looking at.