Thursday, August 25, 2011

summer cardi

It's usually said that for every dress a girl buys she should also get a matching cardigan. This dress I made two years ago and only now have I managed to knit a little summer cardi to match. Better late than never, right ?
Changes: didn't have enough yarn so made the sleeves shorter and only one set of ruffles (and used the same yarn and needle size for the ruffles). The button band was made by picking up stitches along the edges and knitting in garter stitch for 8 rows.

Pattern: Maple Street Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (Interweave Knits Fall 09).
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Punto (5 skeins)
Needles: 4.0 mm
Ravelry link

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

the birthday dress

Finished it right in the nick of time, this morning while she was still asleep. It's a pattern from this book (one of the cover dresses). It turned out a bit short (barely had enough fabric) and if you haven't noticed, the cherries are upside down, but I think my client is not going to mind ;) More photos of the modeled dress coming later ...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

mni stripes

A few months ago I made this mini striped cardigan for S. It's the perfect project for using those leftover yarns, and the result is just too cute.

(S. wearing it at 5 months old)

Then last week I finally finished another version of this pattern, made as a gift for baby cousin F, who was born last May.

We had to make sure it would fit him this next winter, so here's S. modelling it too ... I think the size will be ok :)

Pattern: Little coffee bean cardigan, by Elizabeth Smith
Yarn: Sock yarn in various colors (used double)
Needles: 4.5 mm
Size: pink version: 6 months, blue version: 12 months