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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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FO: Kid Tunic (FO Appreciation Pic Included)

A good friend, who has two children, both of whom I childminded a couple of years ago, saw this post and asked if I could knit her daughter a tunic too. I was only too happy to oblige.

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It’s funny really, I’ve had this pattern in my Ravelry queue for ages and once I knit one of these, I then got another order for one and made one for a friend as a gift in the space of two months.

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I went back to my DROPS Belle yarn, mainly because I love the composition of it, the cotton, linen and viscose mix has a lovely feel to it. It’s really nice to knit up as it’s very soft, but the finished garment really holds it’s shape.

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My friend picked the colours, and they work very well together and really suit her little girl!

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I decreased less stitches before the cuff of the sleeve as they seemed a little tight on the previous version that I knitted.

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I love the pockets on this tunic, they work so well, especially with the contrast. In fact, I have taken a shine to pockets and a garment I finished recently (my own pattern), just needed pockets to complete it!

The buttons I had in my stash, but they came from TextileGarden, and don’t they match perfectly?

My friend was kind enough to send me a picture of her gorgeous girl wearing her new tunic, isn’t she sweet?

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STATS
Pattern:
 Bulle by Oomieknits.
Yarn: DROPS Belle in moss green and cherry.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 29th February – 4th March 2016.

 

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FOs: A Couple of Twin Dresses

A friend from the German group I used to take Luke to asked me to knit a couple of dresses for a friends twin girls. This gave me an opportunity to look for a new pattern.

I loved knitting this pattern, it was really easy to knit and really quick. I used double yarn of DROPS Safran, a cotton yarn. The pattern is really well written and easy to follow. While it called for other yarn, I found using this combination worked really well and it resulted in the right size of dress.

As the dresses were for twin girls I wanted to keep the colours similar, but with a little bit of a difference. I am a twin myself (I have a twin brother) and even though my mum never dressed us in the same clothes, I still think twins need to assert their individuality. And why shouldn’t that start when they are still toddlers?

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Blogtoberfest #23 FO: Fancy Dress

I made this little dress for my friend’s little girls first birthday, you might remember seeing her in the cable coat recently. It’s the Drops pattern that I also used when I made this for the little girl of an old client of mine.

I love this pattern, I was a little worried about the lace-like pattern of the skirt initially as it seemed like it might be really difficult and I’d have to pay real attention to it. However, that wasn’t the case, it actually flew off the needles.

The lace-like pattern at the top was also really easy to knit and I finished it surprisingly quickly.

I love the wrap over style of the dress, I bet it’s really handy to put on as it probably slides over the head just like that.

I do like the colour, but when I ordered it initially I thought it would be a bit darker, but I think it actually looks really nice.

And I added the crochet flower at the end, it just adds that little bit extra.

I am still hoping to get a picture of Sophia wearing it, as I’m sure she’ll look gorgeous in it.