Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pretty & Pink

Today we have another update on the topic of knitting for nieces and nephews.

This time the knitting was not for a new nephew, but a niece who has been around long enough to start making more specific requests. Niece S turned three last month and requested pink and pretty things for her birthday. I had just acquired some bright pink Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo from a sale rack, and thought it would be perfect. So I searched through my One-Skein Wonders book and found the Jamaica Pouch designed by Sandra Clockedile.

I modified the pattern just a bit to make the purse smaller. I just stopped each section (base and sides) when I thought it looked big enough rather than knitting to the dimensions in the pattern. I love the pattern made by the increases on the base of the purse.

I think it worked out really well. It was very fast and lots of fun to knit this pattern, and I hope I find an excuse to do it again fairly soon. If I make the full-size version, I'm going to need either much longer double pointed needles, or to use 2 circulars or magic loop. Even though it goes really quickly, there are a lot of stitches to a round.

It was a hit with the birthday girl. She packed all of her new doll clothes in it to carry them from the family room to her bedroom.

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