A good friend from our school in England gave me a task last year, to make two hats for her children and she was very specific about what they should look like.
Her daughter requested bright pink with two pompoms either side of the hat.
She wanted ties that were plaited.
The hat itself needed to have a cable pattern running all around it.
And instead of decreasing for the head I kept it straight and did a three needle bind-off.
I am very pleased with the final result, but I am kicking myself that I didn’t write the pattern down as I think I’d be able to sell it and any creations from it!
My friend also ordered one in yellow for her son.
My friend was sweet enough to send me pictures of her children wearing their hats…I just love them!
Pattern: My own pattern.
Yarn: DROPS Eskimo in hot pink and red rose, yellow and orange.
Needle size: 8mm
Knitting time: 28th-30th January 2016.
It’s a shame I never remember to write down notes as I am knitting, as I would then be able to publish some patterns, like for example this sweet popcorn cardigan that I made back in April for a friend’s daughter.
I loosely followed the dimensions of several jumpers to make sure that I got the sizing right, but the rest I pretty much did freestyle.
I love everything about the end result, the colour, the amount of bobbles aka popcorn, which I was sure would be too much almost the entire time I was knitting it.
I love those bobbles all lined up, they look so sweet. And that yellow is such a happy colour. Making so many bobbles does take it’s time, but it’s so worth it.
I made this to fit a child aged 6-7, so the sleeves are a bit long, but that just means my friend’s daughter is able to wear it for longer!
I used a twisted rib, where you twist the knit stitch, which makes the rib a bit stiffer. It works great!
I managed to find these buttons in my stash, which work really well with the finished cardigan, especially as I didn’t want to put something that took away from the bobbles.
I added pockets too, because 5-7 year old kids love pockets, don’t they?
Pattern: My own improvisation.
Yarn: DROPS Karisma in dark mustard.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 11th-23rd April 2016.
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).
This is another great Paelas Paelas pattern, three women, based out of Norway, who design beautiful classic baby clothes with a vintage feel.
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.
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.
The buttons are from my stash, originally from TextileGarden I am sure.
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.
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.
Pattern: Popcorndrakt by Paelas Paelas.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in light orange.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th-21st January 2016.