Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pajamas & Knitting

Pearle asked me to make some pajamas for him, and this is the fabric he chose. I think it's quite neat, and I finished the pants tonight and moved on to the shirt. I'm using his regular shirt pattern, with a few modifications, and piping! The pants are from Burda WOF 12/2006. I knew I remembered that they had a men's pajama pattern some time ago, but it took me a while to find it.

The fabric is from Hancock's, and is a cotton. If you can believe it, the care instructions direct one to 'machine wash warm, line dry.' Well, I hardly think I'm going to line dry 100% cotton fabric for heaven's sake. So, I prewashed and dried, and it really didn't even wrinkle as much as I'd thought it might. I didn't measure for shrinkage, but it was only about 42" wide, and I bought 5 yards, which was just barely enough, with a creative layout.

I also started knitting a vest/top from the Fall/Winter Filati Handknitting magazine. It's an interesting pattern, and I'm done with the back and about 5" into the front. You can see the pattern photo and the pattern stitches here.

8 comments:

Pamela Erny said...

Love the fabric for Pearle's PJ's !

Rachel said...

I have been wondering what I can make for my husband--he keeps hinting. I will try some pajama bottoms.

May said...

I've been thinking of knitting something just like this one for a few years: a cardigan with short sleeves or a vest with extended shoulder and a bit of sleeve. I wanted to wear over a blouse with wide sleeves with frills. I thought I should try a layered style. How would you wear this one?

Mardel said...

what a gorgeous vest! I like the sleeves. I too am curious as to how you plan to wear it.

Lisette M said...

I love the vest. I'll have to check that magazine.

Lisette M said...

Which issue of the magazine has the vest pattern? Thanks!

Liana said...

May & Mardel, Now I'm worried about how to wear it. I thought layered, but I'm not sure what with exactly. I just figured something would turn up. (Plan ahead. That's me.)

Lisette, It's from #35 Filati Handknitting F/W 2008/09. Pattern #30.

Cennetta said...

Pearl has great taste in fabric. The sweater is going to be fabulous when you are done.