Hi there, long time no post! Making has been a bit hit-and-miss around here, but looking back through my photos, I realised that I still managed to make alot in the last year. Here’s a quick roundup of some of my knitting:
I based my scarf on a picture of a shawl that was being sold as a kit at This is Knit – a Dublin yarn shop.
I also wanted to try smaller projects to practice the different techniques, and successfully adapted a hand-knit pattern to make this baby romper:
In hindsight I think regular buttons and buttonholes would work better – The knit could get pulled out of shape from pulling on the snaps.
My machine knitting has been improving slowly and I got ahead of myself and started imagining all the things I could make if I had a machine that took hand knitting yarn. Luckily, for under 50 euro – I found a secondhand machine that can take heavier wool (dk and chunky). It’s called a Zippy90, and has 90 needles….hence the name!
I used acrylic dk and the tightest tension to make these baby cardigans, again from a hand-knit pattern.
I am also using it to finish off a chunky cardigan for my daughter. I knit the body by hand and the sleeves by machine.
I used the pattern below from Petite Knit.
And sometime last year, I made a neckwarmer as a gift for a friend.
I used the same punchcard design to make myself a cardigan, which might get it’s own post another day :
Sin a bhfuil for now x