Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hoodie with Knitware

This is a hoodie that I knit for my g'son. I have since stopped putting ties in the hood & ribbed them instead because ties are not recommended for children between the ages of 2-12. It is knitted on my SR Sk 860 with Red Heart SuperSaver. It is a size 8, raglan sleeves & hip length. He was not happy about being photographed to be put on the Internet. He does not like to model the sweaters I make him, so I have to work out a trade. I will bake a chocolate cake if he will stand still long enough for a photo.

I am working on orders right now, but I have a couple of bins full of Red Heart partial skeins. I am going to continue to knit scrappies until I use it up. I have lots of SuperSaver & other yarns like Baby Soft & Baby Terri. I know that some machine knitters don't like the Red Heart yarns. I knit them on my mid-gauge & they make nice warm sweaters in spite of being inexpensive. I also hand knitted bunches of Red Heart sweaters before I started to machine knit, when I wasn't aware that there was cone yarn. I bought my first knitting machine from an infomercial on TV demonstrating the Bond plastic bed machine. It knitted the Red Heart yarns very well. Later, I learned about metal bed machines, beautiful coned yarns & fell in love with Machine Knitting. Now I have 5 machines & a garage full of bins of cone yarn that I have time to buy, but little time to actually knit. When I buy yarn I buy in larger quantities. I always know that I will find a project for the yarns that I buy, regardless of the color.  



My newest 'to knit for' project!! LOL

7 comments:

eplamarked said...

I love to read about this! And - I have your blog in my blogroll, of course! Hugs from Norway, Synnøve

rett og vrang said...

I need to send another comment! The last was from another blog where we are some ladies who are trying to make a market together. But, I'm still loving to read about your projects! Hugs, Synnøve from Norway

Sheryl Evans said...

Thanks so much for the kind remarks. I do enjoy blogging & it is nice to know that I am being well recieved.

Good Luck with your new Market. Keep me posted on how it works out for you. Sheryl

TracyKM said...

Something you can do, if you do want a drawstring in the hoodie, is stitch it down at the top center, and keep the ends that come out on the shorter side. By stitching it down in the middle, it can't be pulled tight :)

Sheryl Evans said...

I actually thought about doing that, but I thought with the way the kids were pulling on them, they would pull then loose eventually. Have you tried that?? & did it work out okay?? I really like the ties the best but they get caught in everything. With the ribbing the hood is too loose & not as warm as it would be with ties. thx

Anonymous said...

Do you sell the patterns too???

Sheryl Evans said...

Sometimes I post the pattern for the garment that I have knitted. Most of my patterns are written with the 'Knitware' program. The program is available online if you Google it. Thank You