Cold weather comfort knitting

On winter days like we’ve been having recently when the leaves have dropped – the roses have been pruned – and fires like this one are lit I’m sure little jumpers like these below will be welcome

These three multi coloured 2yr woolies are my latest contribution to my charity donation box They’re what I call ’me do its’ – meaning that by having the back & front worked the same it doesn’t matter which way they’re put on by independent young ones.

Made from a simple pattern gifted to me a while ago. It’s sized for a 20” chest/18 mths but with the body being straight up and down (no shaping) it’s easy to make larger …more stitches/wider….more rows/longer…plus add extra stitches/length for a larger sleeve. The pattern actually has a decorative stitch but often, like with these three I make something that looks entirely different.

So what are all you other crafters up to – I’m interested to know what’s on your needles or hooks – under your sewing machine needles or even on your hoops

27 thoughts on “Cold weather comfort knitting

  1. They look great.
    I’ve got my blanket I’m working on, making scarfs for Christmas presents and I’m going to try and make myself a woollen vest.
    I’ll see how I go
    Fire is roaring here. Toasty warm

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    1. That sounds interesting Catherine I really must come over and see what you’re up to – time seems to go by quickly these days even when I’m doing nothing!

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    1. Sadly my reading mojo has gone bush at the moment EC. I pick up a book and put it down again, no interest at all. I know it’ll return just have to wait patiently for it to do so

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  2. no hooks or stitches of any kind in my life. but I am capable of knowing a good thing when I see it, these are so cute and somewhere there will be happy baby and happy mother. knit on…my THING is anything that can be done in a computer.. except for the dang Smart TV which I hate

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    1. Thanks for that Sandra…unlike you I’m certainly not a whizz at technology – one or two finger typing is the way to go in my house 😊

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  3. Just went back and read this blog post. How utterly cool are those “Me do it’s” — made me almost want to cry as I visualized little people grabbing the jumper and saying those exact words. How thoughtful is this pattern! For tiny hands who are eager to learn how to dress themselves. Thanks!!

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      1. It would also be a Godsend for adults with dementia as it wouldn’t matter which way they put the sweater on–it would always be ‘right.’ My husband has a devil of a time anymore with putting t-shirts on right side up. It’s just not part of his mental capability anymore. Some days when I see that he’s got his shirt on backwards, I just let it go unless we’re going out somewhere, and then I help him turn it around before leaving the house.

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  4. I love the me do its. What a great idea. I am crocheting a cardigan. The pattern is badly written and the size I am making has a mistake which was a challenge. I’m not even loving the yarn but it will be finished. Then I want to make some quick and easy cowls to pop over lighter tops to keep the neck warm. My undressed loom is looking at me sadly and there is a bag of yarn with a knitting pattern in it waiting patiently. The cupboard full of yarn whispers to me. Too much yarn and so little time. And I know I will buy more.

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    1. I don’t think I’d be too pleased if there were mistakes in a pattern, We’re you able to solve the problem or was there company help
      I reckon you’ve enough there to keep you going all winter without preparing the loom.

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    1. I do know that after a rethink on some knitters part enough hats were made to fill the tree – I haven’t had much contact with the group recently (life gets in the way) so have no idea when the Christmas in July event is….which is when the display was to be unveiled. We’ll be away by then so am hoping for a photograph via a group message. I’ll post it if allowed

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  5. Oh that nice big fire. How I envy you. We are getting fried by that big yellow pie in the sky. Live your knitting, as usual. You’re a knitting whizz

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    1. The blazing fire is what greets customers to our favourite cafe up in the hills…..it’s cold up there and they light it most days. ‘Cept when it’s scorching hot. I’d love to be warm again…it seems to have been cold for ages when it’s only been a few weeks.

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    1. Tell you what Jeanie….I’ll do your knitting if you’ll do my cooking 😊
      Lovely to see you here- hopefully you’ll have dried out (again) and those zaps aren’t making you too tired

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  6. Well it’s supposedly early summer here in SW England but a nasty wind blowing that flattens plants. I knit fingerless mitts and wash cloths for Charity but I do like your jumpers. Thanks for the pattern and I hope you feel warmer soon. Sarah Browne.

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    1. Hello Sarah, hello to another of the strange breed of crafters who make things to give away to people who they don’t know ….well that’s how my friends describe me😊. Fingerless mitts are an easy project aren’t they and always needed. They’re my go to when I’m looking for something simple to make. You’ll find the little jumpers really easy to make, the only shaping is a few increases on the sleeves and another plus is no buttons needed.

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