Monday, July 17, 2006

Baby Bolero

The latest knit for the shop is the Baby Bolero from One Skein. The shop got in a new yarn, Ultra Alpaca from Berroco. It's a nice 50/50 blend of alpaca and wool. This little sweater took well under a skein, so I made another mini sweater for the millions of naked dress forms in the shop as well.
It has a cute little lace motif at the back that is supposed to be good luck. Whether or not that's true, I think it's really cute. I do, however, need to stop taking pictures of things while they're blocking. You can still see soaking wet patches. The yarn itself does have a nice even tone and is quite soft to work with.
The pattern was really quick, I had most of it done in one evening. The only thing that took me longer was picking up all the stitches for the border. I'm pick up challenged for some reason. It finally turned out okay after two really hideous attempts. The first time I was distracted by the belly dancing though.
The mini sweater is again the one from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is a lot of fun and takes less than an hour. I can see this little guy on handmade cards, as a part of a wrapping on a gift, strung together as holiday garland, and of course, on all sorts of cute little dress forms at the shop.
But the summary for the bolero is:
Pattern: Baby Bolero from One Skein
Needles: Size 8, any kind (in the collection) and size 9 24" circular (borrowed from the shop)
Yarn: Ultra Alpaca, regularly $8.95 for 216 yards, 50/50 alpaca wool blend (available in lots of colors)
Time: Could easily be done in an evening if you can pick up stitches better than I can

1 comment:

Veronica Van said...

Hey Sarah,

I have been having a great time looking at your blog and following links to other interesting things. I found something that you would think is so funny but I don't have your email address! Just the problem we spoke of last night! Check out erika.fisherking.org/?page_id=271 or google tree sweater it is the second link on the list. Sorry, don't know how to make it a link. I need to take your knitter's blog class.