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.
Back in November last year I made a chevron blanket for my good friend Kersti. It was originally meant to be for her sister as a Christmas present, but she loved it so much she kept it for herself…now that’s one happy customer!!!
I loved knitting this, and even loved the shades of black and grey, even though they are a bit more sombre than my usual knitting. The end result turned out really well.
The pattern is actually really easy to knit up, it just takes a couple of rows to get used to it, and then it flies off the needles.
I loved making this blanket so much I made one in some blues and greens for Max, so watch this space.
Back in 2012 my friend Heidy ordered one cable coat for her little girl Sophia, doesn’t she look adorable in it? Well, Heidy liked it so much she ordered another one in navy blue with a matching beret.
This is a great DROPS pattern, which I knitted using DROPS Merino Extra Fine, which calls for size 4mm needles, so a nice, quick knit.
The cables next to the buttons give the little coat a little bit of extra detail. As do the cables that are knitted along the yoke.
A crochet picot edge on the bottom of the coat, the sleeves and the little collar make it look even more girly.
It’s another favourite pattern of mine, mainly because it’s all knitted in one, just a bit of seaming to do under the arms and that’s it. The best about knitting DROPS patterns in my opinion, they often don’t call for a lot of seaming and sewing.
The beret also looks great. And is a very straightforward knit.
I love how the decreases make a very pretty crown.
And Sophia looks just soo adorable in her little ensemble.
In March 2013 I got an order via Etsy from a lady that had ordered a few items from me before. She ordered this jumpsuit from me in 2012.
This is a fantastic pattern that I was able to adjust quite easily to fit a size 3-4 years. I used DROPS Baby Merino, which is a lovely yarn to knit with.
The length of this onesie is adjustable and because it is knitted in rib it looks way too long, but it’s super stretchy. The order specified that she wanted stripes and she also requested these colours, and I love the end effect.
I believe it fit her son, and she said she loved it.
Overall a lovely little onesie that I would love to knit again, but haven’t yet.
I knitted one final bolero for milliemanu last year. I posted about the other nine here.
I know I wrote about my dislike for the pattern in my previous post, but I’ve actually gotten used to the pattern. This is probably because I have now knitted it 10 times and because I have amended it to make it flow better.
In the original pattern for example the ribbing for the back and two front pieces is done individually on each of the pieces. Instead I sew it up and then do the ribbing. In my opinion it actually makes it look much better.
Not sure what happened to the colour on this picture, but the blue is more like the two above.
And I still do love the yarn that I use, the DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk. It’s a joy to knit with. I use double strands, so I have to pay attention to picking up both whilst knitting, but it just ends up being an amazingly soft and luxurious finished object.
The ribbing on the sleeves and the bottom has the added picot-esque edging, which took me a while to figure out initially, but now I love it!