A Gru-some Scarf

A Gru-some Scarf
A Gru-some Scarf

This was a fun piece to make. Long, stripey and reminiscent of our favourite despicable anti-hero.

Made in the round with seamless ends, this scarf is sleek and has no wrong side.  A stylish addition to anyone’s wardrobe, whether your goal is world domination or just keeping out those pesky winter drafts.

The yarn used here is the WI Premium Acrylic Double Knit which was a pleasant surprise to work with as it has a luxurious feel that far exceeds its very economical price tag.

Yarn:  Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic Yarn GreyWomen’s Institute Premium Acrylic Yarn Black

Making Fee: 76 inches, £16.50

Snuggly Baby Jacket

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Snuggly Baby Jacket

This lovely little jacket is knit in Bee Stitch from slender double knit yarn used double producing a super snuggly fabric and topped with a pixie hood to keep your little one cozy now that autumn is on the horizon.

The yarn is a wool/bamboo blend giving a delightful balance of warmth and softness with just a touch of acrylic for ease of care.

This is a really versatile colourway to work with, shading as it does from oatmeal to a sage green then through the neutrals again and into navy.  The strands are paired here so one strands light phase teams with the other strands dark one to produce a wonderful marle effect. Finished with dark wood button to continue the natural tones.

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Yarn: Bamboo Wool Magic Navy/Green

Size: Infant 6 months, Making Fee £15.00

This garment is made to measure and could be made in any size, the making fee scaling accordingly.

Tree of Life Baby Blanket

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Inspired by the Tree of Life Baby Throw by DetroitKnitter, this blanket was intended more to be a sturdy layer between your little one and the floor than a wrap-up and snuggle blanket.

Made with a wool/acrylic blend for softness and ease of washing, the colour was the recipients choice but the fresh spring green really compliments the arboreal theme and the picot edging gives the suggestion of leaves on the edges without using a lace design which might snag on little toes or fingers.

Yarn: http://anjicatsrockingchair.yarnshopping.com/en/akwool-worsted-green#inc579

Thanks go to Adam da Silva for his professional assistance in producing an image that does the blanket justice.

Why are they called Fingerless Gloves if they have fingers?

I have no idea, but a while back I was asked to make some and in my research came across a wonderful pattern which referred to them as Knucks and it has stuck.

Long Knucks 1c This design came into existence when my Hairy Darling came home from work one winter day and complained that he had cold bits as his gloves didn’t meet his jumper so a bit of noodling and measuring and the Long Finger Knucks came into being.  Longer fingers so only the tip is exposed and extended cuffs that can tuck inside or out of your sleeves.

This pair is made with an Alpaca/Merino blend http://anjicatsrockingchair.yarnshopping.com/en/morbido-alpaca-black#inc579

But I have also made with 100% wool http://anjicatsrockingchair.yarnshopping.com/wool-deluxe-royal-blue

My face gets cold!

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A while ago now, after riding our trike home one autumn evening, my Hairy Darling said, “The beard is not enough, my face gets cold” so here is the solution.  It’s now gone through two winters and regular washes and still good a new.

Made in rib with a stocking stitch section so it’s less snug over the mouth,  eye slot tailored to fit over glasses, and folds up to look like an ordinary wooly hat, though HD does tweak the folds so he gets a bit of shade for his eyes.

Made from http://anjicatsrockingchair.yarnshopping.com/en/ascot-alpaca-cream#inc579 then hand dyed with black to create the marl effect.