May 15, 2014
Cria was originally inspired by this design in a 1940s book. I think the garter yoke with stockinette sleeves and body works well for adults, but it is especially cute on little ones, so it seemed only fitting to make a wee version.
The wee Cria pattern went up yesterday and uses the same innovative seamless construction as its big sister: rectangular tabs are worked for each shoulder; stitches are picked up around them and cast on for the neck; and front, back and sleeves are worked down simultaneously.
The pattern would be an excellent introduction to this kind of garment construction or practise for the adult version. Want a little extra hand holding with pictures of exactly how those little tabs turn into a fully shaped yoke? Bex is putting together an informal kal. Are you in?
I’m planning on making matching wee Cria’s for my nieces Savanna and Emerson out of MadelineTosh Merino Light in Venetian. I’ll be making the 12–18 month size for 1 year old Savanna and the 3–6 month old for newborn Emerson in the hopes that they’ll be able to wear them into the fall. On Monday the 19th I’ll post about working the yoke set up, as the construction method is a bit different and sometimes a picture or diagram really helps. So you’ve got lots of time to pick out your yarn and swatch over the weekend. I’ve already made a few swatches. I had planned to make the bigger one out of some Miss Babs Tarte I have in my stash, but after blocking the swatch I realised it wasn’t the right yarn for this project. So matching wee Cria’s it is.
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Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
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Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
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