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FO: Beanie on a Handsome Baby Boy

I am calling this the week of hats, although this is only the second hat I am posting about this week, it makes me think that I’ll continue to for the rest of the week.

This latest one is the cable beanie that I’ve knitted a few times already, and a friend from my CrossFit class that I attended through the Summer last year ordered this for her little boy. By the way I am hoping to get back to my class, but have been plagued by sciatica problems…I blame my heavy baby boy!

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I knitted the 9-12 months size after my friend gave me the right measurements. She liked the blue and turquoise combination, but I picked the exact combination.

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I used some DROPS Baby Merino from the stash, but also ordered some to be able to complete the beanie.

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I also knitted a pair of booties for her gorgeous boy, in a bigger than usual size, which actually worked a treat.

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I just added another 10 stitches when casting on and kept the rest of the pattern as it was, so the booties ended up a size 11 cm as per my friend’s request.

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I also picked some bigger buttons to go with the larger booties.

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I know the colour combination isn’t actually the same as the beanie, but it’s as close as I could get it.

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Here are both, the beanie and the booties together.

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My friend’s gorgeous little man has been wearing his beanie a lot, as far as I know and she sent me this gorgeous picture of him…he is such a handsome little man.

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Beanie
Pattern:
 Beanie by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Baby Merino in electric blue and turquoise.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 23rd-24th January 2016.

Booties
Pattern:
 My own.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in denim blue and turquoise.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 22nd-23rd January 2016.

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FO: Max’ Chevron Baby Blanket

Ok folks, I am going to attempt to post every day this December, so wish me luck! First off, here’s the chevron baby blanket I made for my Max.

I previously made this in black, grey and white for my friend, and posted about it here.

The pattern is this one and it’s brilliant how easy it is to knit, but actually looks very sophisticated.

I picked these blues and greens specifically when I knew we were expecting Max, I love them all together.

And here is my gorgeous boy, when he still seemed very little all wrapped up in his blanket.

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Pattern: Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light greyish green, pistachio, green, north sea, turquoise, dark blue, denim blue, grey blue, light grey blue.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 12-19th February 2015.

 

 

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FO: Hat and Bootie Combo

A good friend from boarding school recently had a baby and when I found out of course I had to knit her a hat and bootie combo.

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Because she was keeping the gender a surprise I stuck to neutral colours and picked these two lovely yellows and the white.

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I used my amended version of Saartjes Bootees pattern available on Ravelry. I really should write up my version of these booties and publish it as they really are just a little bit quicker and easier.

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I used some leftover yarn  from my stash, some DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

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And of course I made a little box to put the booties in.

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I used some leftover DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk that I also had in my stash, luckily I had similar shades of yellow.

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I LOVE knitting with this yarn as it’s incredibly soft and even though it calls for 2.5mm needles it still knits up relatively quickly.

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And I love this pattern, the way the cables meet at the top of the crown make it a very special hat.

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My friend loved both of these gifts and I’m sure her baby will look adorable in them.

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Booties

Pattern: Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in Mustard, Light Yellow and White
Needle size: 3.5mm

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Beanie
Pattern:
Cable Beanie by DROPS Design
Yarn: DROPS Baby AlpacaSilk in White and Wheat
Needle size: 2.5mm

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FO: Poncho

Last year in April I made a friend in Australia a poncho for her 40th birthday. She gave me free reign with regards to a pattern, but she wanted something in a muted colour, so we went with grey. IF 37 I used this DROPS pattern, which was a great knit! It’s amazing though how much yarn it called for, which I realised when I had to cast on 408 stitches.

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I love the details of this pattern, the leaves, cables and the flowers look just gorgeous. They might seem difficult when first looking at the pattern, but they’re actually really easy to knit. This was especially easy after a few repeats of the pattern, they just worked themselves.

IF 42The large collar worked in rib was a great end to the poncho.

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As this is one of a few pieces that actually fit me I modelled the poncho.

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Pattern: Frozen Ivy by DROPS Design
Yarn: Drops Muskat in medium grey
Needle size: 4mm