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9 April 2014

Knitting - More WIP's

This week I am working on a couple of requests for Sarah, she had her son a few days after Jessica arrived, so they are sure to be firm friends. Sarah has requested a couple of shawl necked sweaters.  She wanted some fair isle and some cables.  I think these sweaters fit the bill nicely.

The first one is from Love Knitting for Baby issue January 2014.  The pattern is called Little Boy Blue and should be knitted with Sirdar Crofter DK, which is a self patterning fair isle. We couldn't make up our minds which colourway would work for them as they aren't keen on yellow or green and obviously anything pink or purple was too girly.  So we opted to use Sirdar Denim Tweed DK shade 0656 and add a fair isle pattern to the front and the bottom of the sleeves.




The next sweater is from Sirdar's Vintage Snuggly DK Knits Booklet 324 - Design D - Wrapover Collared Cable Sweater.  For this I am using Sirdar Denim Tweed shade 0649



Both these yarns I had in my stash and they are lovely and soft for a baby and also wash well which is always a bonus.

I am still working on the bunting for the Tour De France - Cambridge leg.  If you want to help out then contact The Sheep Shop, where you will find the pattern link

6 comments:

  1. You are the best children's knitter ever. Treasures for all the recipients.

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  2. Love the Fair Isle, it's so beautiful!

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  3. They both look really good.Love the cable in the 2nd pattern!

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  4. Really like the pattern on the blue jumper. Looks like you are going to be busy :)

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  5. That is a lovely pattern and your fair isle adaptation is perfect :-)

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