My latest FO - a small 10ply Vanilla soaker.
Vanilla is a soaker pattern designed to be simple with its seamless and graft free construction. It's the brain child of my dear friend Kelly who is one of those clever "thinking" knitters and this is her latest pattern that's just been released on Ravelry. You can buy your copy here.
I was very happy to give her pattern a little test knit. A very fun and quick knit using a pattern that has great explanations, notes and links to new techniques. The pay pattern covers sizes NB to XL in 8, 10 and 12ply so it would be a great one to cover all the bases.
Even though just plain vanilla is (one of) my favourite icecream flavours, I decided the soaker needed a little va-voom so I dip dyed it using Wilton's cake dyes (Pink Terracotta). So now it's a not just plain vanilla soaker (maybe raspberry flavour now?).
This was my first attempt at dip dyeing (which I think I didn't quite master but at least I know what not to do for next time!). The yarn I used was John Q Mia - angora/cashmere/corn/silk/alpaca/merino/acrylic ...a bit like frankenyarn! But it is lovely and soft and dyed well so in that I'm pretty pleased.
This is too small for my nappy girl so I'm going to send it off to a friend up north for her baby girl #4 who she is expecting later this year.
Thanks Kelly for another great little pattern xx
Friday, March 13, 2009
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