Posts tagged ‘hazel knits’

Baby Knits – Yugo Sweater, Rose Baby Hat, Sweet-Pea and Merry-Jane Booties

I got a request for a baby sweater like the one I knit for my dad (baby’s great-grandfather).  Kind of an old man sweater, tweed, shawl collar, patch pockets.

For inspiration, I went yarn shopping online at Hazel Knits.  We exchanged email to discuss colors, and followed up with a safe socially distanced curbside pick-up.  Several shades of pink were lined up so I could ‘window shop’ and point to the one I wanted. EmojiEmoji


On to Ravelry to find a baby version of Grampa’s sweater…

Yugo by Marianne Munier in Hazel Knits Lively DK.

So cute I could hardly stop giggling.

And then I just kept going.

The yarn softened up marvelously after washing and blocking.

Sweet-Pea Booties by Bekah Knits in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock

Merry-Jane Booties by Bekah Knits in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock

1)  Provisional cast on.  Cast on edge later closed with a reverse Kitchener stitch.
2)  Shoe section knit in the round.
3)  Embroidered buttons.  As I recall, babies can put their feet in their mouths and I didn’t want to risk a choking hazard.

Rose Baby Hat by Marji’s Yarncrafts in Hazel Knits Lively DK,
details in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock

It still makes me giggle.



September 8, 2020 at 12:46 pm 1 comment


and another pair for another daughter:

ANEMOI by Eunny Jang in
Hazel Knits Artisan Sock 234 Hoppy Blonde and 208 Plum Glace

I bought this pattern for me, but I just can’t seem to get around to knitting my own pair…

April 5, 2015 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Sock Summit 2011 Every Knitter Should Take This Class!

Sock Summit 2011! Yay!

Carson Demers‘s
Knitting Happily Ever After – Ergonomics For Knitters class is EXCELLENT!

If you have ever had an ache or twinge or soreness or numbness, you will learn what it is, what is causing it, and how to prevent it.

Carson Demers is a physical therapist and a knitter, so he knows what we are doing.
He knows knitters’ moves and habits and obsessive tendencies(!) and he knows what we are doing to our bodies.
He started by asking each of us what our concerns were and then addressed all of them and more by explaining what is going on with our muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage, bones, ligaments when we knit.
He taught us how to alleviate strain and prevent injury, everything from how we hold our knitting and sit to the environment around us to the projects we choose.
It is easier to correct injury causing movements and positions when we know what they are and what they are doing to us!
By the time class was finished I was already catching myself and learning to correct myself.
He’s funny too!
Take his class if you get a chance!

Oh! and the Marketplace!


White Lies Designs

So much yarn, so little time!

I finally bought Signature Needle Arts Stilettos!

Love them!

Couldn’t resist:

hazel knits artisan sock in Hoppy Blonde

July 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm 1 comment




all images, text & design copyright ©2015 knittinginmind all rights reserved.


knitting blog