Monday, August 24, 2009

Minature Christmas Sweater Ornaments

This is what I have been up to in the last week or so.

Got some free patterns for same from here.
Of course mine are not exactly like those, but I used those patterns to try my hand at these and put my own twist on them. I have to say though that I do not really like the way those patterns are because I like to knit in the round and hate the purl stitch. So I came up with my own pattern using my circular needles.

And this is the one, not perfect as the sock yarn did not come out quite right on the one sleeve, but I like it. The best part, no finishing except a few stitches under the sleeves, just like EZ does. Yeah!


Monica said...

These are so freakin' cute.... can't wait to get my own custom made miniture sweater.... hint hint

yarn whore sister :o)

Christine said...

Those are adorable! VERY cute, thanks for the link. Also, your yarn is on its way! YAY! Thanks so much for ordering from my etsy shop!

PS, a hint for working with handspun yarn that you might know but I never did was to knot the end of the yarn if you cut it or at the end. Just a small knot will hold the twist in the yarn since it's handspun and not factory spun the twist is often a bit softer. Other than that, it's knitting as usual. :)

Christine said...

ps, I love the hint from the yarn whore sister. HA!