A good friend of mine who regularly orders things for her girls, put in another order, this time for a cardigan for her eldest daughter in November of this year (on a side note we went to her daughters birthday party last weekend).
It’s a lovely pattern, and one I had to pick from the DROPS Children patterns rather than the DROPS Baby range.
The pattern is knitted with two strands of DROPS Alpaca, so it has a lovely soft quality. The two strands mean that it was a very quick knit, using a 4.5mm needle.
My friend picked the colour, which I absolutely love. It’s so nice and not typically girly, but looks so gorgeous when knitted up.
I used some buttons that I had in my stash, which I love too. They just add extra beauty to the cardigan.
And the shirring at the top is created by knitting the double strands in single strands, it creates a very pretty effect.
And here’s an FO appreciation photo of my friends daughter wearing her new cardigan, and another one of her and her sister, both of them wearing my creations.
A friend from the German group I used to take Luke to asked me to knit a couple of dresses for a friends twin girls. This gave me an opportunity to look for a new pattern.
I loved knitting this pattern, it was really easy to knit and really quick. I used double yarn of DROPS Safran, a cotton yarn. The pattern is really well written and easy to follow. While it called for other yarn, I found using this combination worked really well and it resulted in the right size of dress.
As the dresses were for twin girls I wanted to keep the colours similar, but with a little bit of a difference. I am a twin myself (I have a twin brother) and even though my mum never dressed us in the same clothes, I still think twins need to assert their individuality. And why shouldn’t that start when they are still toddlers?
Luke’s first teacher, from his playgroup at Greenwich Steiner School had a little boy September 2013 and I knitted a few things for her earlier that same year, so over the next few days I’ll show them all to you. Firstly, here’s a cardigan for the little man, although I didn’t know it would be a boy at the time I was knitting, hence the choice of colour.
I love this pattern, it’s so delicate and especially when knitted with DROPS BabyAlpaca Silk, which is what I used here.
The lacy pattern is really easy to follow once I knitted it just once. And it just flies off the needles, especially in a 0-3 months size.
I used some buttons from my stash, which I absolutely adore, they’re just so sweet. Another thing I love about this cardigan is the fact that it’s knitted in one, with hardly any seaming, always a plus!