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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And doesn’t he just look adorable in them?
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.
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.
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: