27 January 2013

More Woollie

This one has been a long time coming.......I started knitting this little tank in July of last year, had issues with the multi-stranded colour work and then kept using the wrong size of needles to make the arm bands....but all in all, it was a fun knit and I think the outcome isn't too bad - even if the Russian Doll is a little squiffy!! 

Pattern: Dolly Mixtures from Ravelry. Size 2. 4 ply yarn - Dale of Norway, Baby Ull. 


The back is lots of stripes which was fun to knit but sewing in the ends was a little mind-numbing.


The rib was fun to knit - it is called mistake rib. Knit 2, purl 2 in the first row then in the second row Knit 1, *Purl 2, Knit 2, repeating from * to the last 3 stitches when you knit 2, purl 1. It makes for an interesting, twisted looking rib.


Of course having taken so long to knit the tank it doesn't fit it's intended recipient any more so I'll have to wait for the next little girl to grow into it.



6 comments:

Kate said...

I love it, think I need to go and get that pattern!

likeschocolate said...

What an amazing vest! I love it!

Marmalade Yarns said...

Hi,
I tracked your blog down through your comment on Kate Davies'. I love the russian doll tank top and your squirrel mittens, amazing. It is lovely to hear from you and find out you are an addict too.

ibb said...

WOW, lovely...but must be difficult with all those colours....

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute Di! I love that the back is different from the front -- very pretty stripe. And that rib sounds so interesting and looks gorgeous -- I've never heard of it before!

Bethany Hissong said...

Really very cute! Though I think they stole the name "mistake rib" from me-- seems that's what most of my ribs always are! ;)