Back in February 2014 I got a bunch of wool from a friend who runs an amazing company, Punk Me Up Buttercup. I then made her a little waistcoat for her son.
So, I used this DROPS pattern that I’ve used a few times before and since. But I actually made a huge mistake with this first waistcoat, and made the armholes way too big. So I knit another one in yellow.
I love this pattern, it knits up really quickly, and apart from sewing up the shoulder seams and the fake pockets there is no other sewing. How great is that?
I had these lovely yellow buttons in my stash and don’t they look sweet with this yellow waistcoat?
The little pockets are very sweet, but really they are just for effect.
The double moss stitch at the top of the waistcoat is really sweet and gives the finished vest a little bit more structure.
This yarn, which was Rowan pure wool 4 ply was really nice to knit with and I like the finished effect of it too.
Pattern: Junior by DROPS Design. Yarn: ROWAN pure wool 4 ply. Needle size: 3.5mm Knitting time: February 2014.
Milliemanu ordered some kid gloves in pink last year, which I managed to knit in November in a couple of days.
They’re a nice and easy glove pattern, I had only knit adult gloves before, and mainly mittens for kids. This meant that each of the fingers were a bit of a challenge, but in the end they worked out well.
There’s not really that much more to say about them.
They were made to match one of the hats I posted about last week.
I met a lady last year in the Summer at a kids festival/fair, she’s a designer and sells the most amazing girls dresses and some shirts for boys too. Check her out at milliemanu.
When she found out that I was a knitter we started a business relationship and so during the last year I knitted a whole load of things. First, I’m going to show you a couple of bolero’s I test-knitted for her last Summer.
I used this DROPS pattern, but amended it slightly and left the buttons off. I used DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk and Camilla from milliemanu asked me to add the velvet border. I knitted two versions, one in this gorgeous lilac and another in a light, pale green, see below:
And she loved them, but thought they were a little too warm for the Summer, which I kind of agree with. This meant that I didn’t have to knit any further ones of this kind. But this year I am making another lot, but a different version. Stay tuned in the next few days to see these.