A bounty of blue – 3

I promise my next blog post will be different! It’s just that once I actually finished making something with the Russian cotton, it was like I found it eminently suitable to lots of things. Actually, having spent a small fortune on having it imported, I thought I had to make a wearable out of it and was not willing to admit that I didn’t like the non-glazed, non-mercerised look of it when worked up. Now I’ve decided that since the ice is broken, I can use the yarn for whatever I want, just so my stash is reduced. So here’s another thing I made out of it.

Modern cable baby bib

Yarn: Kamteks Khlopok from Russia (Khlopok = cotton), just over half a skein. (Each skein had 250m yarn). Held two strands together.

Needles: Size 3.50mm (US 4)

Pattern: Modern Cabled Baby Bib (it’s a free Ravelry download) by Andrea Pomerantz (gibsongirl on Ravelry). I can’t see if it is available outside of Ravelry, though. Here’s my Ravelry project page.

Time: Overnight. I had to make a gift in a hurry for a colleague/neighbour’s baby (I thought the mom had left with the baby for a vacation, then discovered she hadn’t just two days before I left for Bangalore, so I needed to whip this up in a hurry. I had been considering a bib anyway and found this on Ravelry.)

Size: 7″ x 7″ not including the strap, of course.

Extra #1 Nothing much to say. Nice easy and elegant pattern. Suitable for either gender, perhaps slightly masculine. That’s good, though, because so many patterns tend to be suited for girls.

#2 I wanted to put a much larger wooden button, and even sewed it in, but then I found it was too large for the buttonhole. Duh. So I unsewed it and sewed on a slightly smaller one. (I’m calling the buttons wooden, but I think they might be coconut shell.)

I must warn you that I have (had) a total of 1500m of this yarn in my stash.

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

7 thoughts on “A bounty of blue – 3

  1. Bountiful blue for you ! Did you say 15oom ? Same colour?
    It’s a cute pattern and yes, it’s more of a boy type ! But very nice and looks easy too.

  2. Oh, that is just the sort of pattern I have been looking for to complete a baby set! Thank you!!! It looks very nice. I haven’t done cables in a while; that will be fun.

  3. Hi. loved finding your lovely blog today. could not resist my urge to say hello. 🙂 I have become compulsively hopelessly addicted to knitting. Browsing the knit blogs always made me feel things were so West oriented. Lovely to know about your Indian blog. I am looking for a EZ baby surprise pattern for my 3 year old. Any places I can find it without paying in dollars over the Web?

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