on a cold winter’s day….
….i decided eli’s hottie needed a snuggly cover (he protested but i think we shall see who won that argument!) and that i should probably use up some stash as it was/is starting to overflow out of my wardrobe.
after a little ravelry research (you’d be surprised how many patterns there are for hottie covers, they even have their own category), i found the ideal pattern and some leftover stash yarn to suit, and in no time at all produced this:
(the cover that is, the child is one i prepared earlier, ha!)
pattern: all you need – a classic by london leo
yarn: Cascade 220 in Ruby and Greystone
i had such fun making this, and even learned a brilliant new cast on method – judy’s magic cast on – which is sheer genius and means that the cover hasn’t got a single seam. nope, not a one.
this technique is normally the preserve of sock knitters, which i decidedly am not, and it gave me a thrill to learn a new skill (unintentional rhyme there, i promise)
it was my first time embroidering with duplicate stitch too.
in fact, the whole process made me think what a great learning project this is and how perfect for beginners to learn basic skills, like increasing and decreasing to fit, ribbing, etc, as well as more complicated ones like the cast on or the icord bind off i added.
it’s also completely adaptable to any modifications you might want to add, so for a simple pattern it really gives a lot and my knitting student (a.k.a good friend Stacey) has agreed that it should be her next project.
plus, i just really appreciate it when a designer takes the time and effort to craft a well-presented, detailed pattern, especially when they’re not making any money off it. so thanks eva!
and now i’d like to point out that ‘someone’ is very happy indeed that his hottie has a new cover (-: