Monday, September 10, 2007
Book: One Skein by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Color: Strawberry Cream
Needles: US 8 and 9
Believe it or not, I was in need of another gift for a baby girl to be born next month. There always seems to be someone having a baby around here. At this point everyone is expecting me to include a hand knitted item as part of their gift. Who am I to disappoint them?
This little bolero was quick to make and fun too. The body is knitted in one piece from the bottom up starting with a provisional cast-on. The sleeves are knitted separately. To finish, seams must be sewn on the shoulders, armholes and sleeves. The ribbed band is knitted on by placing the live cast-on stitches on a circular needle and picking up stitches all around. An optional eyelet motif adds an element of design to the back of this simple jacket.
My edition of One Skein was published with a mistake in the pattern. You can find a list of corrections here.