Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FO: baby hats and an Acer

While the stash sort continues, I also made 2 baby hats from the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies which went to the Chicks' next round of donations.

One skein - no label - of what I think was an Art Yarn Ultramerino 6 ply. I got a DK gauge of 5.5 sts/in on size 6 needles.

Today, I put the buttons on my short sleeved Acer, a pattern by Kirsten Kapur. I only had 8 skeins of Silkroad Aran, a discontinued Jo Sharp yarn, in the colorway "Batik". Many of you have made one and are familiar with its top-down construction. I simply bound off after the garter ridge that end the yoke, cast on 6 sts to bridge the underarm between the fronts and the back.

I didn't block it yet, but couldn't resist wearing it!

Now back to sorting out that stash....


  1. The hats are sweet - the colors remind me of chocolate-covered raspberry cremes!

    But the sweater is gorgeous!!

  2. Such pretty little hats! Your Acer is beautiful, a perfect spring cardi.

  3. block shmock! i love it! i would wear it instantly too :)

  4. I'm not sure it even needs blocking! Absolutely lovely - all of it!


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