Thursday, August 23, 2012

autumn leaves







Autumn Leaves for Violet was finished just in time for a fleeting glimpse of Spring like weather this morning. Knitted from a variegated wool and alpaca blend, it came out beautifully soft. Most versions I'd seen of this were knitted in up in a much smaller size, so I was quite surprised to see such a very pronounced A-Line shape develop. Almost like a cardigan dress. Unlike the fully buttoned pattern I only utilised the top two buttons, as it was a little snug in the chest. But I think the length will tie it over for quite some time.

I have to admit that it was a bit of a challenging project with it's leaf pattern. I hadn't really attempted anything like that before and in the end I gave up following the exact stitches (I believe I was a few stitches short or over, I'm not quite sure) and attempted to follow the pattern in a more instinctive way.  Which kind of worked out in the end.

Violet put her arms out to try it on when I brought it to her. Which makes me quite happy to have my hand knitting so well received. She wanted her hair done in a pony tail just like her big sister this morning. She also loves to run away.



Details from Ravelry here.

16 comments:

Greer said...

It looks so sweet on her, and the colour is gorgeous x

Brave New Fiona said...

I love that you confidently freestyled with this pattern. It has come out beautifully and I love the dressiness to it. And that colour yarn . . . gush gush gush :-) so very pretty. xx

Nicole Sanders said...

Beautiful work Tania, its just gorgeous. Little Violet is so sweet & I did notice the little pony tail. My little miss cheeky also loves trying on new clothes & having her hair tyed up. What they learn from the older siblings!:)

Naturally Carol said...

A perfect little cardi for spring!

simplelife said...

well done, it's very cute.

cheers Kate

Megan said...

That is gorgeous, the colour, the pattern, your little Violet. I too have a Violet who also liked her hair tied up, when there really wasn't much there-so cute. Your photo gave me such a flashback to those little pony tails.

Jode said...

That is just beautiful work Tania and i absolutely love that colour on Violet!

Steph said...

You've done such a wonderful job. And I love how you just went with it...many a time I'm a few stitches out but at the end of the day it all seems to come together. Will have to earmark this pattern. Such gorgeous yarn too. Hope you're having a lovely day :) x

Allison said...

I love the colour!....looks so cute....is that a little church across the road in bottom pick?? I have a soft spot for little wooden churches. X

Lisa said...

Beautiful you knit so nicely and neatly wow. Color is great too. Wish I could learn to do that.

Anke said...

The cardi turned out beautiful! Your little girls just looks adorable wearing it. :-)

The Teaching Of Thom said...

That's gorgeousnessssssssss....I had laugh that she runs away....she does have that certain cheeky look about her...bless x

Serena said...

Seeing how your knitting skills have progressed is really inspiring. It's beautiful and so is your model.

Sarah @ Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

The pattern on the cardigan looks hard, well done. I noticed Violet's little pony tail. How very cute.

rockmelon recycled said...

it has turned out stunning! love that colours even though i am not usually into green.

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