FO: Gorgeous Girl in a Winter Romper

A friend from my previous work life saw me post about another winter romper here, asked me to make one for her gorgeous little girl.

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I used the lovely Vinterdrakt pattern from the Paelas ladies. It’s a great pattern, but it’s got a few mistakes throughout, which I had spotted the first time I used the pattern and had corrected in my version. I keep thinking I should let them know so they can correct it for others that buy the pattern.

I used DROPS Muskat for the romper as I had done for the previous one I had knitted.

I love the colour my friend picked, it’s such a wonderful purple and the pictures don’t really do it justice.

The waffle stitches at the top works really well, especially after I learnt from the last time knitting this that I needed to keep them very loose.

And the added i-cord in the pink gives it that extra pop of colour, which looks great!

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My friend sent me these gorgeous pictures of her little girl wearing them and I am so pleased with how it fits her and she just looks adorable!

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STATS
Pattern: Vinterdrakt/Winter Romper by Paelas Paelas.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in dark purple and coral.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 7th-10th January 2016.

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: jumping in his PJs…we’ve had to promise that we will buy him a new trampoline once we’re settled in Australia! Hang on…did I tell mention it on here? We’re immigrating to Australia in August!!! (Canon EOS 550D, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: this boy is a climber…in his PJs…doing a jig up on the ladder (second child and all that…)(Canon EOS 550D, f/10, 1/250 sec, ISO-100).

 

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: perfect way to end an otherwise wet and cold half-term…in the paddling pool!(Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: getting ready for a life in the sunshine!!! (Canon EOS 550D, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO-100).

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Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of my children once a week for 2016.

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Luke: my beautiful boy in his May crown, for dancing around the Maypole. (Canon EOS 550D, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO-100).

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Max: fighting sleep at the Maypole festival, but always happy! (Canon EOS 550D, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO-100).

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FOs: Two Gorgeous Girls in Two Popcorn Jumpers

My good friend Davina asked me to knit two jumpers for her, one for her gorgeous daughter Bonnie and one for herself. She picked a gorgeous orange merino yarn that her dad, who owns a sewing machine store in Edinburgh, sent her.

I used the Paelas popcorn genser / popcorn sweater pattern and adjusted it slightly.

I believe I added more ‘popcorn’ than the pattern called for, but they just look so sweet! I knitted up the size for 2 years as my friend wanted it to be big enough for her daughter for another year or so.

What I really love about this pattern, apart from the ‘popcorn’ is the twisted rib, it adds such a nice finish. Actually it’s really easy to knit it, check out this video if you need some help!

The knitting took a little longer than a usual jumper would because of the ‘popcorn’ but the final look of it is just perfect and worth the extra time it took to make.

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And just take a look at gorgeous Bonnie wearing her jumper, and a bonnet that I made for her too (blogged about here.) Doesn’t she look cute?

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STATS
Pattern:
 popcorn genser/popcorn sweater by Siri Hoftun.
Yarn: Wendy Merino DK yarn in paprika.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 17th-28th February 2016.

I then also knitted Davina a short, long-sleeved jumper using the same ‘popcorn’ pattern as the ‘little jumper’.

The rest of the pattern I just made up, following the general sizing for a womens jumper in small. Easier than I thought it would be, but actually I didn’t write any notes, so I am not sure I would be able to recreate it.

I am very pleased with the final result and my friend is too.

She looks amazing in it, doesn’t she?

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My friend is currently away, but she sent me the most amazing picture yesterday, which prompted me to post about these two beautiful girls in their ‘Anna-made’ jumpers.

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STATS
Pattern:
 My own.
Yarn: Wendy Merino DK yarn in paprika.
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: 14th April – 4th May 2016.

 

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FO: Adult Cardigan

Back in February of last year a friend asked me to knit her a cardigan that she saw me share on here.

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I had also knit this for another good friend, and I still need to blog about that here too. Unlike the other two versions, this one had long sleeves.

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It’s funny, black never photographs very well, but it actually looks really nice.

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This is actually a lovely pattern as it’s very classic and won’t really go out of fashion. the nice touches of the double moss stitch for the front and collar and the cuffs of the sleeves makes it extra special.

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And as it calls for 5mm needles it actually knits up really quickly, even though it’s in adult size.

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I also think it’s lovely and warm as it’s knitted with 100% wool from DROPS Design.

AS 6My finishing techniques are getting better and better, even though I’m not a huge fan of sewing up, I have taught myself how to finish seams so they look very professional.

STATS
Pattern:
 Silver Haze by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Nepal in black.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: 22nd-28th February 2015.

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FO: 2 x Beanies and Booties

Back in July 2015 a friend ordered two beanie and booties combinations from me that she was going to gift on to other friends.

I used this pattern that I’ve used many, many times and to be honest I didn’t really need to follow it exactly as I remember it all perfectly.

For both I used DROP Muskat, one set in navy blue and light olive and the other in navy blue and light mint.

I used the same colour combination for the booties.

The booties are my version of the Saartjes Bootees pattern, which I should really write up and share. I normally manage to knit them up in 2 hours, which is pretty good going I think.

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Both were well received as far as I understand.

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STATS
Booties
Pattern:
 My own.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in navy blue and light olive, navy blue and ligth mint.
Needle size: 3-4mm
Knitting time: 13th-16th July 2015.

Beanies
Pattern:
 DROPS Hat by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in navy blue and light olive, navy blue and ligth mint.
Needle size: 3-4mm
Knitting time: 13th-16th July 2015.

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