Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mini Knits, Maxi Fun.

Last year when Berroco published their free pattern for Minutia I got exited, but time never made itself available. Then this year I got the newsletter with Minutia 2008 and I was off and rolling....
I downloaded the patterns and after studying the notions I was horrified by the recommended needle size, 4.25mm. How can that be small and dainty? So I switched to size 2mm, used a lace weight homespun/silk, but kept the pattern directions. figured it would be small but in proportion. Worked great and I started to experiment with cables...That inspired me for the hats. It is wonderful how you can test a pattern in minutia, does not take long (1 1/2 hour), here is the Aran sweater in cashmere/silk.

Then tried with mohair spiderweb yarn and got me a cardigan...

And designed a Christmassy turtle neck...


I had the bug, and while surfing through the net for other patterns I found one for a "Baby Surprise" jacket for a 4cm doll!!! E.Z. would be delighted. Too cool or what?

So this afternoon as the light rye dough was rising and the weather stormed outside, I cast on.

Needle size1mm and cashmere left over. Took me 2 hours from start to finish, the button holes are real you can actually open the jacket...Too fun.

So here is my latest collection, the purple cable at the bottom right was my first try, I am getting better.

Okay, I am in no way near Bugknits level, check it out it`s worth it.


2 comments:

Bethany said...

Those are just too cool!

shirleyknits said...

Your tiny knits look lovely! Thank you very much for the links.