Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Six years of Milos

It has been six years since I knitted my first Milo. When you look on Ravelry, it must be one of the most popular knitting patterns sold on the site. It is still one for my favourites. It is a quick knit, great for baby presents and nice when combined with Woolganics, a soft Australian wool.

There is a knit-a-long for boy vests over on Ravelry, so I picked up the needles and started with a newborn size. I think I should have used the smaller needle size for the top section to keep more in proportion with the length. I guess I have just forgotten how teeny tiny newborns are.  I was going to go all fancy with the blue (Bendigo Wool leftovers), but in the end when with some simple stripes. I love the combination.

That wasn't enough for me, so I cast on another and was a bit more courageous by adding robots. My colourwork isn't the best but I think still looks okay.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Moto Maxx Pants by Love Notions

It is trackpants time! For Mr K, I made the pants of the Moto Maxx set by Love Notions in size 10. I omitted the pockets and cuffs and didn't reinforce the knees.

Here is the description:
The Moto Maxx Pants & Tee set is fun and versatile! The two piece set includes a tee with short, long and layered sleeve options along with hemmed or cuff choices and a contrasting yoke. The fun moto-inspired pants can be made from a variety of fabrics, from stable knits to stretch wovens. The slim-fit pants feature reinforced knees with two layers and a fun stitching detail. The pants also feature slash hip pockets, back pockets, a wide elastic waistband and the choice of cuffs or a regular straight hem. If you love the fit but want a quick sew, also included is a plain front pant option. They make great sweatpants using sweatshirt fleece or dress them up by using stretch denim or twill!
The two piece set comes in sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 14.

The pants are nice and snuggly warm. I think the description is very accurate in that they are slim fit. If you want a looser fit, I would do as the pattern suggests and size up and adjust the length accordingly. Next time, I think I would size up for Mr K. 
The fabric is stretch fleece from my stash.