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Jan in CA
03-19-2006, 07:24 PM
Finished these and they are ready to mail to Kimmie.

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/60625764-S.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/60625761-S.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/58342225-S.jpg

Yvonne
03-19-2006, 07:25 PM
The softness just comes right through in the pictures. Beautiful, really.

Ingrid
03-19-2006, 07:34 PM
I love the idea of those socks. Where did you find the pattern? They actually look like they'd stay on.

Pixywhispers
03-19-2006, 08:14 PM
Oh Jan, they are so so sweet!

I am so copying you for the KAL. :) My very first knitted item (after the scarf) was a pink roll brim hat. I love making pink hats, and have made plenty since.

All of yours look great! I love all the decreases, they look so sharp.

Great job.

Jan in CA
03-19-2006, 09:03 PM
I love the idea of those socks. Where did you find the pattern? They actually look like they'd stay on.


It's the 4 needle pattern on this page. I used magic loop.
Preemie Tube Socks (http://www.socknitters.com/PATTERNS/preemie.htm)

Thanks!

Ingrid
03-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Thank you! Those should be fast! ;)

Jan in CA
03-19-2006, 09:08 PM
Thank you! Those should be fast! ;)

Yeah, YOU should be able to whip out a pair in an hour! :roflhard: :roflhard: Took me a little longer. I agree, they do look like they'd stay on. These are so tiny. I like the idea that you can adjust the size so easily, too.

Jenelle
03-19-2006, 09:51 PM
So cute and adorable jan! :heart:

Rennagayle
03-19-2006, 09:59 PM
Jan, they look adorable. :D I'm still working on my projects. What patterns did you use for those little hats?

Amber
03-19-2006, 10:27 PM
Beautiful work!

Jan in CA
03-19-2006, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone!
Jan, they look adorable. :D I'm still working on my projects. What patterns did you use for those little hats?

I've made so many hats I just sort do them on my own now. But, there are a lot here where I got ideas.

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/preemies.html

This is my pattern for the little pink hat and I sort used it as a guide for all of them, but I used a different CO for each of them.

CO 70 stitches on size 3 needles and knit about 1.5 inches or so then switched to size 4. I'm not sure that made any difference though.

Knit for about 4 inches measured from CO row. Switch to DPNs or whatever method you like for small diameter knitting.

Start decreasing :
*k8, k2tog*
Knit 2 rows even

*k7, k2tog*
Knit 2 rows even

*k6, k2tog*
Knit 1 row even

*k5, k2tog*
Knit 1 row even

*k4, k2tog*
knit 1 row

Continue decrease rows in pattern now and when you are down to about 8 stitches cut yarn and pull through loops twice and weave in.

Rennagayle
03-19-2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks, Jan. I really appreciate you sharing that. :D

My knitting experience isn't great enough yet that I've figured out how to make changes to patterns. The tiny little hats I've made so far all seem to be bigger than Kimmie has requested, even though I've gone down one and two needle sizes. I've been using some really soft dk weight acrylic I have on hand (pastel).

I've not managed to make a hat smaller than 2 1/2" diameter (unstretched, measured from insides of brim). It's a preemie size, but not "plum" sized, more like tangerine sized, I'd say. Plus, it was a straight needle pattern, and I'm concerned about the ridge created by the seam being uncomfortable to a tiny little preemie's head. I'd like to knit them in the round to avoid that.

Jan in CA
03-20-2006, 12:32 AM
Most of mine have been bigger, too. You need to cast on fewer stitches to get a smaller diameter. I'm sure you are doing fine. They need all sizes. ;)

mks22300
03-20-2006, 12:38 AM
Jan, those are so sweet!

Rennagayle
03-20-2006, 12:55 AM
Thanks, Jan! :D

sara_jayne
03-20-2006, 11:54 AM
Those are just adorable Jan! Great job!

knitterma
03-20-2006, 03:40 PM
Those look really nice ... I love the booties too, very sweet. Thanks for sharing the hat pattern ... I've been kind of winging it with mixed results.

melissa.atkins
03-20-2006, 03:58 PM
I love them!! :happydance:

rebecca
03-20-2006, 04:01 PM
Those are darling ;)

nanonette
03-21-2006, 08:00 AM
Beautiful work, Jan!! What a wonderful project to knit for!