Saturday, October 28, 2006

Miss Dashwood Finished

Once I finished Daydream, I got to work on Miss Dashwood so I could get the set finished and in the mail. It was a much quicker knit than I expected, so it's finished and the package is on its way to Katie now. But, of course, I took some shots of Miss Dashwood before she left.

The Details
Pattern: Miss Dashwood, from knitty
Yarn: TLC Baby in Lilac. For both Daydream and Miss Dashwood, I only needed 1 skein and have some left over.
Modifications: I knit a 2 stitch i-cord instead of the seed stitch cord. I also omitted the buttons. This was partly because I couldn't figure out where the heck to put them. It seemed to me that if the earflaps were folded up, they would either have to fold completely up into the hat, which might be uncomfortable, or if folded up along the brim, they would still cover baby's ear halfway. I I just left them out! Katie lives in Minnesota, so it's probably always going to be chilly enough for the earflaps.
Verdict: It's darling for a little girl, so I hope she likes it.

Here are a few more shots of it:

I wanted to give an idea of how it would look on, but since I don't have any babies lying around to model, I used my wine carafe. Yeah, I know....

Earflap close-up.

I'm continuing with the Christmas knits. One in progress is knit and tonic Wendy's Girlfriend Shrug. This is for my seven year old niece, who is a girly-girl. I was going to do a long sleeve version of the one skein wonder, but that is only written for adults, and since I was lazy and didn't feel like translating it into a smaller size, I'm going with this one. I'm using Knit Picks Swish and get a gauge of 14 sts/4" on size 10's, so since the pattern's written for 28 sts/4", I'm just halving the stitches. Hope that works out.

Next weekend is the Stitches Event in Baltimore. I'm already making my shopping list....


  1. The hat is beautiful. The colours for the shrug look very pretty together.

  2. That's a very lucky baby- the hat is too cute. The shrug should be really cute too. I made one for my daughter. I think the pattern says this, but make sure you make it a little big- the construction can make it hard to get off and on if the back section is too short. She still wears it, though, and it's very fun.

  3. My Arisaig pieces did stretch out a lot with wet blocking, but they've actually pulled back in since - so much that it's bordering on too snug. I think I have more work to do on it before I'll be ready to wear it!

  4. Miss Dashwood is just dashing!!!


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