Friday, 18 April 2014

FO - Summer-y Spring Time in Hollis

I've got a beautiful pattern/yarn combination to show you today. The yarn was a custom dye by Babylonglegs to match a dress that my eldest daughter had when she was a toddler. My eldest is now 8 years old and I've finally used the yarn to make a cardigan for her little sister

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It's such a beautiful pattern, it knits up quickly and is perfect for showing off beautiful hand dyed yarns.

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As you can see I made the hoodless version as I was worried I wouldn't have enough yarn. I also omitted the drawstring and instead did 5 rows of moss stitch at the waist before changing to the larger needles used for the lattice stitch pattern

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I wasn't entirely sure about the pooling on the arms when I was knitting it but I think it looks alright when it's being worn

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I love the eyelet detail used to make the raglan increases, such a pretty effect

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Thought I should probably get a couple of quick photos of the dress the yarn was dyed to match, sorry for the picture overload!

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^can you see one of our cats hiding behind the chair? He's a soppy boy called Raggles who spends most of his time indoors unless it's sunny enough for him to sunbathe outside >.<

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The dress was handmade although I'm not sure by whom, it was a gift from my Mum who bought it in Covent Garden. It's reversible too and is plain blue on the other side but it has pretty pockets with the red flower fabric :-)

Thanks for wading through such a photo heavy post! I'm really pleased with this cardigan and wish I'd got round to knitting up this beautiful yarn sooner. One of the nice things about "Cold Sheeping" is that I get to use up the lovely yarns that I've been hoarding for so long. I reached 6 months last Friday and plan to carry on until I get to 9 months and then see how I feel.

I'm going to be linking this post in today with Fibre Arts Friday, Creative Friday and FO Friday. We're off out for a picnic in a bit, it's a 4 day weekend because of Easter so we're hopefully going to make the most of the sunshine. Have a nice weekend everyone, thanks for dropping by :-)

37 comments:

  1. Hi, the card is just gorgeous, well worth the wait:-) Is there a link to the pattern, I couldn't spot one?
    thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you :) It's the Spring Time in Hollis pattern, you can get it on ravelry and it goes from baby to 10 years. There is also an adult version being worked on too which I'm looking forward to seeing :)

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  2. Beautiful sweater, adorable model.

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  3. The sweater is beautiful, so colorful...but the model is adorable! She looks like she is constantly in motion!

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    1. thank you :) I asked her to sing whilst I was photographing her one day because she kept running out of shot, now whenever I ask her to pose she bursts into song lol

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  4. Hello Evelyn,
    This sweater is the best sweater I have seen in a long time, it is very beautiful. Colours, stitches!
    And your little girl are so cute!

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    1. thank you :) The stitch pattern works so well with the yarn :) Appearances are deceiving, she's far too aware of how to use her cuteness to get what she wants lol

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  5. The yarn and pattern are a perfect match, such a cheerful colourway. You have the best model in the world :)

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  6. Adorable girl! And such a sweet sweater. She looks like she enjoys being the model. LOL!

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    1. thank you :) yeah she loves being the centre of attention

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  7. Gorgeous sweater!! Your model is just adorable and showcases the cardigan like a true little professional. :)))

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  8. Your little one is so beautiful and happy!! I didn't mind the pciture overload because she looked so cheerful in her new sweater! That pattern and yarn combo is fabulous! And congrats on the 6 months of cold sheep! It's such a challenge, but can also be so rewarding! Keep it up! :-)

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    1. thank you :) I'm still enjoying the challenge of Cold Sheeping but there have been a couple of times now where I've wished I had enough of a particular weight yarn to make a pattern. I don't want to completely use my stash up so I think I'll stop at a year anyway. Maybe. I guess I'll just see how I feel when I get there :)

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  9. Adorable sweater, model and dress. :-)

    What is Cold Sheeping?

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    1. Thank you :) Cold Sheeping is like Cold Turkey but with yarn :) I've been seeing how long I can go without buying more yarn

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  10. That is a fun color way and suits this little one well. I like how she can move around in it easily.

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  11. Beautiful finish. Love the colours:)

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  12. OMG! The model wearing the sweater is just precious! I love the sweater and the way the hand dyed yarn knits up. The moss stitch at the bottom is a lovely detail.

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    1. hehe she knows how to pose for the camera doesn't she lol

      Thank you :)

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  13. Adorable!! ♥ Such a sweet little lady in such a super pretty sweater!
    Happy Easter :-)
    Nata

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  14. That is absolutely beautiful, the white really brings out the colours.

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  15. Wow, it is absolutely gorgeous, love it!

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  16. Well, if she isn't the cutest thing I've seen! and what a gorgeous cardigan! well done! :)

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  17. What a lovely knit! Thank you for sharing. ~x~

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  18. That hand dyed yarn is soooo gorgeous! It reminds me of tie dyed shirts. I saw this pattern on rav around xmas and almost made it, but went with the oslo anorak instead. Still would love it for one of my girls though...love yours! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/inharmonymama/the-oslo-anorak

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