Wife, Mummy, Nurse: American Flag Shorties {Yarn Along}

12 June 2013

American Flag Shorties {Yarn Along}

I cast off last week's project that I showed on Yarn Along, but I'm lanolizing it right now and blocking it when it's finished.  I'm planning on showing it next week.  I decided to knit a pair of shorties-about 0-3 month size.  I did not use a pattern.  I cast on two pieces-36 stitches on both.  I did a K2, P2 rib for about 12 stitches on the waist band, then did a stockinette stitch.  I eventually joined the two pieces in a round and made a gusset before dividing the legs.  It's not finished yet.  I need to weave in all the ends {a pain} and seam the back and front {another pain}.  I'm hoping and praying that the colors do not bleed when lanolizing the shorties. 

I am reading {FYI: affiliate link} 60 More Quick Baby Knits: Adorable Projects for Newborns to Tots in 220 Superwash Sport from Cascade Yarns.  I love all the patterns in it.  There are 60 patterns listed, but if you're a new knitter, the biggest drawback is that none of the patterns are for a beginner but that would not have stopped me from looking at this book when I was pregnant.  Before getting pregnant, I ONLY knit scarves and dishcloths.  A week before my due date, I sat down and FINALLY figured out how to knit in a round.  I was determined to knit my baby at least one soaker.  Another thing I expected was for there to be all baby/toddler sizes, i.e. newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months, but that's not the case.  I still recommend this book, but wanted to list those two caveats.

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  1. So cute! And patriotic, too. :) I don't envy you all that weaving in...

  2. What a cute shorties pattern!

  3. Goodness, how original. I LOVE them! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. I bet they will look so cute on.

  5. Wonderful! Do you have a special baby picked out for those? Maybe one born in July? Well done. I am working on our baby's hat/booties as well as blanket. I never have a hard time picking out patterns and yarns for others but really struggle for my own kids.

  6. Nice to meet you here! what fun you have had knitting these is what I think! :) Blessings on your day!!!

  7. Oh my! These are the most adorable shorties I have seen!