Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More knitting, but not baby hats

Baby legwarmers! All are Karabella Aurora 8 on #8 needles, simple 2 by 2 ribbing.  I think they are about 24 to 28 stitches in circumference, around 8" high, and they still fit a small baby around 10 months old.  The first one I did with double-pointed needles, and then I learned Magic Loop and my life got a tiny bit better.  (Only a tiny bit, because juggling needles with Magic Loop is still fairly annoying.)  I bound off the first one normally, i.e., with a chain bind off, and that did not work at all and I had to rip it up a bit.  It was frustrating that the basic casting on produces a stretchy edge but basic binding off doesn't. So I found and learned Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off, which works quite well.




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