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Friday, November 5, 2010

Time for Teeny-tiny sweaters

First, a PSA for the Rogers Rocket stick. "Rocket" stick - yes, if you're in Bizarro world. Sometimes I think my dial-up was faster. I'll shlep down to the library later on and post the photos - which are adorable, BTW.

Here are the instructions:
Materials: worsted weight yarn (I used Leti-lopi for the fuzzy texture and vibrant colours)
size 6 needles
size 6 dpns, the shorter the better.
No gauge, unless you're knitting these for Stuart Little.
Sorry for the delay in getting these instructions to you. The following is from the 2008 edition of Holiday Crafts.

Cast on 17 st. Work in St st for 3 1/2 in, ending with a purl row.

Next row (neck opening):

knit 6 sts, place next five on a stitch holder. At the same time, cast on 5 st on right needle using backward loop method. Knit last 6 sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 7 inches from beginning. Bind off all stitches.

Sleeve (make two):

Measure up 1 3/4 in from bottom /front and place stitch markers. With right side facing pick up and knit 14 asts between a pair of markers.

Work in St st for three rows, ending with a purl (WS) row. Dec each side of next row - 12 sts. Work three rows even. Dec 1 st at eacch side of next row - 10 sts. Work eve until sleeve measures 31/2" from pick-up row. Bind off al lsts. Rep for 2nd sleeve.


Join yarn at side of from neck opening. Using dpn, k across 5 sts from holder, pick up and k 5 sts across back of neck opening - 14 sts. Distribute sts onto three dpn and place marker to indicate beg of rnd. K next 7 rnds. Bind off all st as if to purl.


Sew sleeves and side seams. Fold up sleeves to shape cuffs. Weave in ends.

Embellish these little sweaters with ribbon, tiny ornaments, Christmas buttons. Hang sweaters as ornaments using miniature clothes- hangers. For a garland, attach to length of twine with miniature clothespins.

People will go nuts over these!

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