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FO: Girl Cowl and Hat

It’s amazing what a reminder from a friend can do to you. I knitted this little set, a hat and cowl for my beautiful friend’s daughter back in 2015. And I still haven’t posted about it. So when my friend posted a picture of her daughter wearing it and the fact that it still fits I knew I needed to get onto it.

So, I made a neck warmer and beanie/hat combo from my favourite design team at Garnstudio. My friend also decided to pick the exact colours that the pattern calls for.

Both pieces were wonderfully quick knits as the pattern recommends size 5mm needles, using two yarns at the same time: DROPS Alpaca and DROPS Kid-Silk. As you can imagine the alpaca and silk combination make it a wonderfully soft and fluffy finished piece, and there is something to be said about knitting with luxurious fibres. It makes my knitting just fly off the needles. Both neckwarmer and hat were wonderfully easy knits that ended up beautifully soft and very sweet and girly.

And isn’t this the sweetest picture of my friend’s daughter wearing it when she first received it?

It’s amazing how happy these pictures make me, seeing someone wearing my makes, my heart jumps for joy!

I particularly love that she puts her shoes on the wrong feet (my boy used to do this too).

STATS
Pattern: Mini Me from DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca in dusty pink and DROPS Kid-Silk in light pink.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: Neckwarmer: 31st October 2015
Beanie 11th-12th November 2015.

 

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WIP Wednesday – Blogtoberfest: Day Nineteen

I’m very pleased that my scheduled post for yesterday went up without a hitch, I’ll definitely be using that feature again. We had a really good day travelling yesterday. The flight from London to Hanover went really well and our visit to my aunt was lovely. Luke, the champion, then proceeded to sleep the 2 hours 15 minutes to my Mum’s house…here’s hoping the return journey is equally easy! In the meantime, a quick picture of what I’m currently working on:

It’s a little dress made out of Drops Safran, for friends that have just had a baby girl. It’s a pattern from Garnstudio, and while the start was quite tedious, try working 420 stitches on circular needles. I’m now loving this pattern, the flounce at the bottom looks fantastic and there are more nice details to come at the top. So watch this space!