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FO: Adult Cardigan

I knitted this cardigan for a friend from Australia, who had seen a similar cardigan in a shop, but couldn’t find the right size. She picked out the colour of DROPS Eskimo yarn.

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It’s one of the easiest adult knits I’ve ever knitted, garter stitch all the way and a very simple pattern, but I think it looks great nonetheless.

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I love the yarn my friend picked, especially with the added shade. It was a little tricky to knit with as the darker beige was spun into the light beige and came off in parts, but the finished piece works really well.

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The other nice thing about the yarn is that it’s really nice and thick and I was able to knit with 8mm needles, so the cardigan just flew off the needles.

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AA 14I used buttons from my stash, which I think fit perfectly. And the biggest plus with this cardigan: I was able to hand it over in person to my friend when we were in Sydney earlier this year.

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo

A¬†friend from my mother’s group in North London, where we lived in Luke’s first year, had a little boy last December. She asked me to make her a hat and bootie combo in some lovely bright colours.

I went with my favourite go-to bootie pattern, Saartjes Bootees.

And my favourite go-to hat pattern. I love these vibrant colours, I’m not a huge fan of pastels for babies…I think any baby looks great in colour.

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And doesn’t he just look adorable in them?

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FO: Cable Hat for Myself

Earlier this year I knitted myself another hat. You might remember me posting about my first hat here, which was back in 2012. I really do like my dark purple hat, but it’s just not warm enough when it gets cold and windy here, so I decided on a thicker one with a nice cable pattern, of course another DROPS pattern.

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As I have a dark purple winter coat and a bright pink parka I thought this light purple/lilac would work well. I actually love this colour, ever since I used it to knit some gloves for a swap.

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I love the cables on this hat and how they create this gorgeous crown…just a shame that when I wear it I can’t really see it.

Here are some shots of me wearing the hat:

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