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FO: Fancy Chevron Blanket

Back in November last year I made a chevron blanket for my good friend Kersti. It was originally meant to be for her sister as a Christmas present, but she loved it so much she kept it for herself…now that’s one happy customer!!!

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I loved knitting this, and even loved the shades of black and grey, even though they are a bit more sombre than my usual knitting. The end result turned out really well.

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The pattern is actually really easy to knit up, it just takes a couple of rows to get used to it, and then it flies off the needles.

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I loved making this blanket so much I made one in some blues and greens for Max, so watch this space.

STATS
Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in black, medium grey, light grey and off white
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 16th November – 22nd November 2014.

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FO: Luke’s Winter Hat

I know I have previously written about how I can never seem to get the sizing of hats right for my main boy Luke, they always seem to end up too big. A previous post about the many hats for Luke is here. But I have finally managed to make him one that fits him great – that was until I washed it and until the DROPS Merino Extra Fine stretched out.

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The pattern is this adorable Pixie Hat, available for free on Ravelry. It’s a very quick knit and the DROPS Merino Extra Fine works really well for it as it’s luxuriously soft, and it provides the right stretch (that is before you wash it).

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And yes, Luke picked the pink and blue himself…a great metrosexual in the making here!

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The great thing about this balaclava/hat is that it can be worn when it’s getting warmer outside, even when it’s already warm enough not to wear a jacket, as it will keep ears and heads warm!

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This hat photographs best when it’s being worn, but just in case you were interested, here are some pretty boring shots of it lying flat:

STATS
Pattern: Collared Pixie by Trude
Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue and pink
Needle size: 4mm

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FO: Intarsia Jumpsuit

The lady that ordered a few things from me via Etsy had previously ordered a jumpsuit from me back in 2012. She loved it so much on her son, see picture below, that she ordered another one in a larger size.

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When I first knitted this jumpsuit I was a bit unsure, as I’d never knitted any intarsia before, but I actually really enjoyed it and loved how it ended up looking.

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Of course, it’s a DROPS pattern. Regular readers of this blog will know that I love them!

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The pattern does take a while to knit as it calls for DROPS Alpaca yarn and 2.5mm needles, so you can imagine how long one of these takes for a 3 year old!

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I find when I’m knitting with such small needles that my knitting is not quite as neat as when I’m knitting with thicker yarn and bigger needles, but it still looks good nonetheless.

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It’s the same colour combination that I used before, although the blue seems just a little bit lighter. And would you look at how beautiful the intarsia looks with these two colours.

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I haven’t got a picture of the handsome boy wearing it, but I am sure he looks as cute as he did in his first one.

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FO: Baby Socks

Here are some baby socks from 2012 that I knitted for a friend from school who’s partner had a baby boy back then.

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I used DROPS Fabel yarn for the socks and my friend picked the colour combination.

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I have to say I love these colours for a boy, very vibrant and for some reason just looking at them make my feet warm.

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And I used my own pattern and just made them as big as they needed to be for a 12-18 months old.

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