Sunday, September 13, 2009

Twins call for Twin Knitting

Well, sort of ;)

Meet Azalea
Azalea

Check out her back...
The back

Here's Violet!
Violet

with her back....
The back

What a cute set of twins, huh?
Twin Boheme's
Boheme by Allegra Wermuth, size 6 mos.
Knit in Cotton-ease, Azalea & Violet (machine washable!!)
1 skein for each. Azalea had a plum-sized ball leftover, Violet had about a quarter-sized ball leftover.
US 6 circulars-Knitpicks Zephyrs and Options, Violet finished with Clover circs
Started-July 2009 (it is a quick pattern, mine had to be put aside for a few other knits)
Finished-September 2009
Mods: I knit in garter stitch for the bottom instead of the picot bind off the pattern calls for. I did try it and liked it, but I knew it would always be flipped up, so what's the point. I knit 10 rows of garter or if you like counting in ridges...it was 5 garter ridges ;)

It's a very easy pattern, well, when you know what YF means. To me, it meant move the yarn in the front, then knit the next stitch and move it back. Um..er...not the case in this pattern. Note to self, read the legend of the pattern first, then you won't be wondering how you lost 30 stitches *facepalm* (YF is a YO in this pattern if I've lost you by now.)

You may also note I have used 3 different types of circulars. All were a size 6. I had started with the Options, then my new Zephyr tips came in. (I ordered a few sizes to try out) The Zephyrs were perfect and pointy and more flexible then the Options could ever be. The CE went so slick and smooth while knitting along. So Azalea was finished in no time. Then it was Violet's turn. Again with the Zephyrs, until it just seemed this skein was squeaking and driving me crazy. So back to the my old favorites, bamboo. Violet was done in no time :) I often have to switch needle types...you know that internal heater...sigh...

Off they go in the mail to their new home where Momma can dress them, almost matching ;)

20 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Wait... the Zephyrs are pointier? Crap. I'm sunk.

The sweaters are darling!

Bezzie said...

Hee hee. Yeah I always have to scratch out YF and rewrite YO if the pattern is of that persuasion. Very cute! The only thing cuter would be to see the babies in them!

Julie said...

Adorable!

I would have done the same thing you did with the YF; I've never seen that.

turtlegirl76 said...

The YF didn't great a YO over the needle? Huh. That's the way I do all my YOs. The sweaters are cute! So precious.

Marissa said...

Adorable. Makes me want another! I spent time in my attic searching in vain for knitting needles I do not own. Silk yarn +addi turbos do not a happy knitter make!

knitv said...

They look great! I've come across "YF" before - in purling, I guess. I can't remember what pattern it was but it took me a bit to realize it would create a YO.

weezalana said...

They're adorable!

Sandra said...

Oh you did it great! This would be perfect for my littlest one!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Those are super cute!

Liz said...

those are just too precious! well done!

tiennieknits said...

These are very sweet!

babblingbrook said...

Those are totally adorable!

And I had that issue with YF...worse of all I was trying to help a customer through a pattern, totally sounded like an idiot.

Karen said...

Oh, I love them!!!! They just too cute. Baby knitting is the best. :)

cpurl17 said...

SO. CUTE. I could eat those up with some whipped cream

Carol said...

Lovely twinish knitting!

Daniele said...

How cute!! I feel a baby clothes fetish coming on..... ;)

samro said...

Those will be two very happy babies! Super cute!

Lynn said...

Oh these are adorable!!!! And extra points for machine washable!!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

THose are beyond cute!! Love love love! And love the colors you chose too!

jeniffer said...

The girls love the sweaters!!! They are finally getting big enough to wear them. I'll try to get some new pictures of them soon!!