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.