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FO: Kid Tunic (FO Appreciation Pic Included)

A good friend, who has two children, both of whom I childminded a couple of years ago, saw this post and asked if I could knit her daughter a tunic too. I was only too happy to oblige.

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It’s funny really, I’ve had this pattern in my Ravelry queue for ages and once I knit one of these, I then got another order for one and made one for a friend as a gift in the space of two months.

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I went back to my DROPS Belle yarn, mainly because I love the composition of it, the cotton, linen and viscose mix has a lovely feel to it. It’s really nice to knit up as it’s very soft, but the finished garment really holds it’s shape.

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My friend picked the colours, and they work very well together and really suit her little girl!

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I decreased less stitches before the cuff of the sleeve as they seemed a little tight on the previous version that I knitted.

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I love the pockets on this tunic, they work so well, especially with the contrast. In fact, I have taken a shine to pockets and a garment I finished recently (my own pattern), just needed pockets to complete it!

The buttons I had in my stash, but they came from TextileGarden, and don’t they match perfectly?

My friend was kind enough to send me a picture of her gorgeous girl wearing her new tunic, isn’t she sweet?

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STATS
Pattern:
 Bulle by Oomieknits.
Yarn: DROPS Belle in moss green and cherry.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 29th February – 4th March 2016.

 

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: first time I could answer yes to his questions ‘is it warm enough for a T-Shirt’! Canon EOS 550D, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: that face!!! (Canon EOS 550D, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO-100)

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: mid-jump… (Canon EOS 550D, f/3.5, 1/320 sec, ISO-1000).

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Max: longing to get outside at every opportunity…and he did a couple of steps this week…(Canon EOS 550D, f/3.5, 1/40 sec, ISO-125)

I love that my boys are pretty much in the same spot for their pictures this week.

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FO: Sunny Popcorn Romper

On this dreary, grey day I thought I’d share a lovely sunny yellow romper with you that I knitted in January this year for a friend who had a baby girl (her second daughter).

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This is another great Paelas Paelas pattern, three women, based out of Norway, who design beautiful classic baby clothes with a vintage feel.

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I have knitted a few of their patterns in the last few months and even though the translations are often quite rough I do love the end result.  I knitted one of their rompers for Max and another for a friend’s daughter.

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The popcorn or bobbles on this little romper are very sweet and there is a bit of a theme emerging with some orders I have knitted and some that I am just about to start. It’s actually a really simple way of adding some texture to a garment, providing a great look.

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The buttons are from my stash, originally from TextileGarden I am sure.

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The back construction is pretty cool, as it has an added elastic band at the waist. I am sure this makes it a great fit as there won’t be any gaping holes.

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I am not sure why yellow is so hard to photograph and looks so different in some of the pictures, but it’s a lovely sunny yellow.

STATS
Pattern:
 Popcorndrakt by Paelas Paelas.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in light orange.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th-21st January 2016.

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FO: Baby Coat

A good friend gave me a few projects last year that she had started, but never been able to finish. She has other amazing talents and is an amazing cook. In fact she recently did a sourdough workshop that I attended, and thanks to her we always have fresh sourdough bread in our house now! It goes down a treat!

One of the projects was this sweet little baby coat.

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It was a pattern that my friend had bought in New Zealand by Shepherd Yarns, but it’s not available online. It’s a shame really as it is a very sweet little coat.

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My friend provided me with the yarn too, but maybe she lost one in transit, but there wasn’t quite enough so I had to substitute with some of my leftover DROPS Baby Merino. The eagle-eyed among you will be able to spot that they are slightly different tones of white.

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Using 3.5mm needles meant that this project took a little while, but it wasn’t too bad as it was a small 0-3 months size.

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I love the effect of the moss stitch and the gathering at the waist, and I’m a little annoyed at myself that I didn’t make a copy or scan the pattern. I guess I can always get it back from my friend to make one.

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STATS
Pattern:
 Baby coat by Shepherd Yarns.
Yarn: Unknown yarn and DROPS Baby Merino in off white.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th-28th April 2015.

 

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: loves green and tracky bottoms. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO-640).

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Max: found his brothers pens…and loves going through them and eating most of them. (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO-250).