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FO: Etsy Order: Toddler Cardigan

Yet another order via Etsy from the same customer as the two jumpsuits. This time a cardigan for her son.

It’s a really straightforward pattern, but the way it’s knitted and the yarn that’s used (DROPS Delight), give the finished piece a great effect. The dark blue and the light blue make some beautiful stripes. The fact that it’s just knitted in garter stitch also makes it a very fast knit.

And the back looks beautiful too. It’s funny because I haven’t really used the DROPS Delight yarn since, although I have jumper lined up for a good friend of mine using DROPS BIG Delight, so we’ll see what that will look like when it’s finished.

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I used some buttons from my stash that work really well with the blue yarn and finish off the cardigan beautifully.

And my customer sent me some pictures of her son wearing the cardigan, doesn’t he look very handsome?

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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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Blogtoberfest #15 FO: Etsy Order: Jumpsuit

I knitted this jumpsuit after it was requested by the lady that also ordered the vest I posted about recently. I wasn’t sure about it initially as I’ve not knitted it before, and I have to be honest. It’s the first pattern where knitting it felt a bit tedious.

This is the first time that I’ve really knitted intarsia and I can’t say I love it. It just takes too long for my liking. I think it wasn’t helped by the fact that I was knitting with DROPS Baby AlpacaSilk, which is very thin indeed.

However, I do like the effect of it on the finished item. I think it looks really, really nice. I think I’ll probably be the only one that notices that I’ve made a couple of mistakes, I hope nobody else notices :-).

And the buttons are a purchase from last Saturday at the Knitting and Stitching Show (I will do my final report and a post on what I’ve bought in the next few days.) I picked them particularly for this jumpsuit and love how they finish off the item.

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FO Collection

I wanted to show you a collection of FO’s that I finished  over the last 3 years. The first lot is a set of a blanket, bonnet and booties. I’ve not blogged about these separately yet, but will do so over the next few weeks. This set was made for a friend from school who wanted to give it to a friend of hers. She picked the colours as she didn’t know whether it would be a boy or girl, as a matter of fact I’m still not sure :-). I do really like the colour combo and I think it can work for either boy or girl.

The second set was made for a good friends baby boy, who is actually not a baby anymore, he turns 2 in September. It’s a cardigan, trousers, hat, socks and booties. I’ve blogged about some of these before, but can’t remember exactly when. I made them over two years ago. I remember using up some of the yarn in my stash, hence the different colours, but I do really like them.

And the last set is a jumpsuit and booties that I made for an ex-colleague. She was giving this to a friend. I made the same jumpsuit for Luke, and really liked the pattern.

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FO: Jumpsuit

I’ve been going through my pictures and came across a jumpsuit I knitted for an old colleague back in October 2010.

It was a DROPS design pattern that I had also knitted for Luke.  I blogged about it here and here.

It’s a great knit, although it does take a little longer, due to the length of the actual jumpsuit. But it’s a great finished object.

I did make one change to the top of the jumpsuit, if I remember rightly. Instead of casting off and adding the buttonholes later I just finished knitting them as part of the entire piece and then cast off.

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Summer Overalls for Baby Prasad

Our due date is fast approaching, it’s this coming Wednesday: 9th February. But there’s no sign of baby yet…I’ve been walking loads the last few days, and I’m sure that it’s helping, but who knows! In the meantime, I’m keeping myself busy with some knitting (what else is a girl to do?) I finished these Summer overalls over the weekend and am really pleased with them.

It’s from a pattern over at Garnstudio and was a real pleasure to knit. I’m also pleased with the fact that I was able to use some of my leftover Safran yarn, which I’d been using for bonnets, socks and blankets. That’s why there are a few different colours in these overalls, but I do actually think it worked out really well.

I made the overalls in a 3-6 months size so that baby Prasad can be wearing it during the Summer, now we just have to hope for a hot Summer. The pattern is so easy to knit because it’s really straight forward, apart from the moss stitch at the edges of the legs, arms and the collar it’s basically just straight forward stockinette stitch.

The opening in the legs works well and I had some nice buttons that I was able to use here.

I think overall the colours work very well together and I especially like the contrast with the pinks in the sleeves and legs, it just gives the overalls that extra ‘je ne se quas’!

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Froggy Overalls

Here’s a jumpsuit I made for my best friend who’s expecting a baby later this year as well, if I remember rightly she’s due in April. She requested that I make this little jumpsuit for her, after she saw a picture of a previous one I’d made for a friend. It’s a Burda pattern, from a German version of the magazine.

She let me pick the colour and even if I say so myself, I think the combination has worked out very well indeed. I was particularly pleased that I had the frog buttons in my stash, as I think they work very well indeed with the overalls. They’re more decorative, as I actually put press studs underneath, but nonetheless, they add that little bit extra!

I did amend the pattern slightly and just made it a lot easier and quicker. I left out the double facing for the top half as it wasn’t really necessary. I did also add the biased binding at the top as I think it finishes off the overalls nicely. Obviously the pockets won’t really be used by the little one either, but they also give the overalls that little bit extra.

My friends little one is going to look really cute in these overalls in the summer, I’m sure!

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Summery Overalls

These little summery overalls were made for a friend’s friend, and it’s the first time I made this from a German version of the great magazine that is Burda.  I got the chequered fabric for the main part of the overalls especially and used some blue leftover fabric that I still had leftover from a previous project.

I used some biased binding that I had left over and like the contrast it provides. All the colours match the funky buttons nicely and each can be found again on these buttons. I made this little overall early last years (I know, shame on me for taking so long to add it on here), but I remember that it was a really easy project. Which is a good thing as I’m going to be making another one for my best friend, who is also expecting a baby this year.

She wants me to make a version with different shades of bottle green, which I think will work really well. The good thing about these overalls is the fact that they cane be opened at the bottom, for a quick and easy nappy change.

And even though I’ve already mentioned the buttons, what do you think of them?