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FO: Birthday Cardigan for my Niece

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by annatestadoro

Apologies for the silence, I’ve been busy, or rather I’ve been away. We went to visit my brother in Germany last week and Luke finally got to meet is cousins Clara and Yoan. It was great! My mum also came for a few days so it was a lovely family get together. Before we went I managed to finish knitting the cardigan I was making for Clara’s 3rd birthday on 28th April. And here it is.

I love this pattern, and I only encountered it by mistake. I was meant to be knitting something else and then found this one. As you’ve guessed it’s another Garnstudio pattern and it was a great one to knit as there were no seams.

I love the cables on this cardigan, I think they look fantastic and just make the cardigan that extra special.

And the buttons are from my last button buying spree. They are mother of pearl buttons with blue colour on it and little flowers, gorgeous, right? The cardigan fits my niece well (unfortunately I haven’t got a photo to show you), so you’ll have to take my word for it. In the meantime here are some more pictures of the cardigan.

WIP Wednesday

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve got quite a few finished projects that I hope to be showing you over the next few days, but in the meantime I just startet on a new hat for Luke.

I’m using up some of my DROPS Safran leftovers, some of it from the cardigan that I’ve just finished. And have a look at what a nice combination of colours they are.

It’s this hat pattern, which is really easy so far and will continue to be I’m sure.

FO: Christmas Socks

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by annatestadoro

Just a very quick post tonight, I want to get to knitting the strawberry hat! Here’s a pair of socks I knitted for my nephew for Christmas:

They’re just the standard socks I knit, not much else to say really.

FO: Purple, Girly Cardigan

Posted in Baby, Knitting with tags , , , , on January 26, 2012 by annatestadoro

I’ve given you a brief view of this cardigan when I showed it to you during one WIP Wednesday…and I’m happy to say that I finished it last week and here it is in all its glory.

As you can probably see it’s  all knitted in garter stitch, which makes it a quick knit, or so I thought. the fact that the sleeves are quite long and both of them are knitted with the body for some time, makes it a longer project. Nonetheless I still enjoyed it…like all the DROPS patterns.

I like the colour and it’s actually modelled on a cardigan I knitted for Luke, or rather for our munchkin before we knew it was a boy. So, it was also purple with this girly pink border and he’s never yet worn it. But that doesn’t matter as I’ve kept it safe for number two, as and when we decide to head down that road.

As I mentioned, the sleeves are really rather long, but that’s because they’re folded over and it also means that the cardigan can probably be used much longer. I made it for my friends little girl Isla, she’s just turned one, but I made the two year size so that it would fit longer.

I did change the pattern slightly and bordered the button holes with the pink. I think it works really well and just adds a little bit of extra cuteness. But, wait until you see gorgeous Isla in the cardigan, she looks adorable, don’t you agree?