An old friend from school ordered a dress and matching socks from me last November and I used this DROPS pattern for both.
I’ve knitted this pattern once before for a friend in Australia, but this time I used DROPS Alpaca as it was meant for someone in our colder climates. I love the pattern, especially the skirt. You start with an insane amount of stitches, in the region of 400+, with this thin yarn it’s a mission. But then it turns into this amazing skirt, knitting it made me really happy.
My friend picked the colours and I think they’re unusual, but really, really nice for a girl.
The orange top called for double moss stitch, which finishes the dress off really nicely.
And then the little socks I knitted in the orange.
I have to say I didn’t love this pattern, I just don’t think it looks very pretty. Maybe that’s because I am not entirely happy with how my knit stitches look against the purl…but I think I am just being harsh on myself.
Milliemanu ordered some kid gloves in pink last year, which I managed to knit in November in a couple of days.
They’re a nice and easy glove pattern, I had only knit adult gloves before, and mainly mittens for kids. This meant that each of the fingers were a bit of a challenge, but in the end they worked out well.
There’s not really that much more to say about them.
They were made to match one of the hats I posted about last week.