Friday, November 30, 2012

Beyond Puerperium

I can finally post a picture of a project I finished a few weeks ago, but which was for my Goddaughter's birthday, and as her Mum reads this blog, I couldn't post any pictures earlier. It's another Beyond Puerperium, but in a larger size this time. I really enjoy knitting this pattern, it's very portable, there's enough going on to keep it interesting and there's virtually no sewing up to do! The pattern is very clearly written, and I love the way it's written for multiple sizes of babies as well as different yarn weights. The yarn is 4 x balls of Patons Australia Merino Deluxe DK, which is 100% merino wool and  lovely to knit with.

And I also realised I'd forgotten to post a picture of the blanket we made over the summer at knitting group. It was for a member of the group who was moving into a flat of her own.

Various members of the group made squares, I made four of them (the four in variegated yarn) and I knitted/crocheted it all together and did the border. It was surprisingly hard to organise, as for a while I didn't actually know how many squares there were going to be, and whether we'd be making a cushion rather than a blanket. It actually turned into a pretty big blanket - it covers the queen size bed we've got here. It was also quite entertaining sitting joining it all together and covered in blanket during the hottest month of the year! It was well worth doing though, as she was overjoyed to receive it!


Sue said...

I quite like the cardigan, very cute! The blanket turned out very nicely indeed. We are doing a blanket for our library at the moment but it needs some organisation with the squares to be knit.

Nic said...

I never get tired of this pattern. It is fab and parents love it too so a win-win situation :)
The blanket looks lovely xx

liz h said...

J looks fabulous in the cardigan. Thank you so much!
I thought it looked like a Puerperium when we unwrapped it, although P didn't have a clue what I was going on about. I must make a note of that wool as well - so soft.

She's still wearing the jumper you made for her last year as well, although it is getting a little threadbare at the cuffs.