Sunday, October 30, 2016

Little Butterflies

I love how I can dig out old patterns and knit them up again. The Ravelry website is a great place for storing them and I may have them all tagged by ply, type and gender/age. Using some delicious Woolganics yarn, five year on from my first Little Butterflies, I have knitted up another little cardigan, this time in a size  6 months.

Below is the version I made in 2011.

First made in 2011 Another little knit, this time in a teeny tiny newborn size - so cute and so quick to finish. I knitted this mostly in the hours waiting for surgery and I'm not a particularly quick knitter so I hope this shows how easy this pattern is to follow. You probably can't see from the photo but the top of the cardigan features little butterflies which are knitted into the garment. Hard to explain, but easy to do as you knit along. A must-do knit for any little girl, and this one goes up to size 10. Highly recommended! The pattern was again designed by Tikki (Georgie Hallam) and uses Fibreworks hand-dyed yarn.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Six years of Milos

It has been six years since I knitted my first Milo. When you look on Ravelry, it must be one of the most popular knitting patterns sold on the site. It is still one for my favourites. It is a quick knit, great for baby presents and nice when combined with Woolganics, a soft Australian wool.

There is a knit-a-long for boy vests over on Ravelry, so I picked up the needles and started with a newborn size. I think I should have used the smaller needle size for the top section to keep more in proportion with the length. I guess I have just forgotten how teeny tiny newborns are.  I was going to go all fancy with the blue (Bendigo Wool leftovers), but in the end when with some simple stripes. I love the combination.

That wasn't enough for me, so I cast on another and was a bit more courageous by adding robots. My colourwork isn't the best but I think still looks okay.

Cute photo added 2018 after this was gifted.