Needing to recover after a large project earlier this month I was looking for something fun and quick to knit when I found out my parents’ neighbor had a new baby. Perfect! A couple of little gifts would do the trick.
The first being the always-useful bib. This time, I tried a sideways-type pattern. It turned out a bit narrower in the center than ideal, so I would definitely need to add about 4 or 6 more ridges next time. I think this design could be useful for leftovers, one color (I love how the ombre doesn’t pool or tartan-ize in the strap sections) for either side, and another in the middle.
The soothing garter st in the bib helped me regain some brainpower and knitting mojo. I’d wanted to try this bootie/sock pattern since I first saw it on Ravelry. Be aware, though, the English version is a bit tricky to understand, but most knitters should be able to make it work.
I love the half-brioche stitch used, and the cute little gusset shaping. The best thing? These booties are worked in the round without seams. Just two ends to weave in, lovely!
It’s difficult to resist the cuteness of these booties, and they’re a great use for leftover sock yarn!
Pattern: “Blue Steps” by Regina Willer, Strickhasi’s Weblog (English, Deutsch) Size: Newborn Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Bamboolicious, Pine Grove Needles: Inox US 1 (2.25 mm) circulars Started: April 2, 2009 Completed: April 4, 2009 (Ravel this project!)
Pattern: “Sideways Garter Stitch Bib” by Judith Pruski, zbyszkoknits (also available as a Free Ravelry Download) Size: Baby Yarn: Peaches & Creme, 161 Faded Denim, .8 skein Needles: Takumi Clover US 7 (4.5 mm) circular Started: April 1, 2009 Completed: April 2, 2009 (Ravel this project!)