Archive for October, 2008

14th Oct 2008

Streaka’s Old Lady Whippet Sweater

Yippee! I can cross one item off my list of October goals…Streaka’s “Old Lady Whippet Sweater” is finished.

Streaka's Old Lady Whippet Sweater

I’ll probably end up having to move the buttons; once I’d sewed them on and then let her try on the sweater again, I could see that they were in the wrong place.

Here’s the pattern for the sweater:


Worsted weight; US 7 needles

Chest Piece

Cast on 54 stitches.

Garter stitch for 4 rows.

Knit 4. Cast off 2. Knit to 5 from end. Cast off 2. Knit to end.

Knit 4. Cast on 2. Knit to 4 from end. Cast on 2. Knit to end.

Garter stitch for 4 rows.

Bind off 9. Knit 36. Bind off 9.

K1, P1 for 12 inches.

SSK, K1, P1 until 2 stitches left on needle. K2tog.

Repeat until one stitch left on the needle. Bind off.


Cast on 70 stitches.

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 inch.

Work stocking stitch for 6 inches.

Work 10 rows in garter stitch.

Work in stocking stitch for 13 inches.

Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 inch. Bind off in pattern. (Note: this ribbing will form the neck.)


Weave in ends and block.

Sew neck ribbing together, then sew point of underpiece to back where neck ribbing joins.

Sew buttons to back in appropriate places.

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08th Oct 2008

Introducing… Ricky!

Earlier this week, I was trying to remember the name of the vintage apron pattern I’d downloaded onto my hard drive. I was sure it was Ricky but it wasn’t…it was Ripply. As I wrote yesterday, I didn’t read the instructions when I sewed up this little cutie and so I think it’s different enough from the original to change the name a little bit.

And so I’d like to introduce my newest apron, Ricky!


So what did I change in my eagerness to avoid reading the instructions?

Well, the biggest difference is that the waistband is on upside-down. Also, there is one small pleat on each side of the apron instead of the original two. No pockets (although I did cut out the pieces, I decided not to use them). And, finally, I made the ties from bias tape.


I think this little number is cutecutecute! The photo might not convey it well but it looks very much like a sexy little apron one might wear at a cocktail party.

I like it!

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