Thursday, April 30, 2009

My little cherry butt

I saw a pair like this on the cranky pants website so I thought the cherries might be easy enough to try duplicate stitch on.  Plus I thought they were adorable.   I like the way they turned out but being my own worst critic, I know there is a lot of things I'll do different next time.

Stats:  Vannas Choice Acrylic Lion Brand (I thought I'd test out the difference for myself... I definately like wool better.)   Dusty green, Olive, and Scarlett

Size 8 needles 
elastic waistband
Size Large with backside increases and short rows
Seed stitch cuff (at least my sad attempt at seed stitch) 
ruffle- 1st row increase every other stitch, then knit row, then increase every 2 stitches, then knit row, then increase every three stitches, knit row, then increase every four stitches and bind off
4 inch inseam

Monday, April 13, 2009

Finally, the dreaded pants are done!

These are only my second pants I've knit and already I've lost momentum to knit.  Being in the first trimester of pregnancy didn't help much either.   When I learn duplicate stitch I might have Cassie help me with an owl on the butt of these.

Stats: Cascade 220: 8010 (cream-solid) 2435 (Red-heather) 2431 (brown-heather)
Size 8 circular needles on body, double pointed needles on legs (not by choice)
3x1 ribbing elongated
crochet drawstring
Newborn with backside increases and short rows
7 inch inseam