Wednesday, April 24, 2013
While looking up my Ravelry notes for Violet's Analu, I realized that I had started this project way back in January. (Isn't this year just flying by?) I'd even made a few things in between. I can't really recall the delay, only guessing that with my printer being out of order I had had to hand write the instructions as I reached each stage. But not to worry, we got there in the end, and Violet has a snuggly little short sleeved cardi for Autumn.
Our Analu only has three buttons. I would like to say it was a conscious choice to not button up the whole way, but I actually forgot to add the buttonholes after the third one. So instead of unravelling, I just went with it. The bottom ribbing is also a little shorter because I had completely used up my two balls of wool. But really, I was just happy that it did stretch as far as it did. Such is often the story when you are using stashed yarn, and I've had this colour sitting there for quite some time.
I rather liked this pattern, and I'm thinking a bigger version for Julia might be on the cards. Some of you might like to know that it also comes in an adult size. Size wise it knitted up a little big, but I think this was because of my looser knitting style and not due to the pattern. I used circular needles for mine and apart from the many stitches on hold, and quite a few increases, it was a pretty easy project. Just the thing for curling up on the lounge at night once the kids were in bed, watching Downton Abbey or Parenthood, to name a few, which was pretty much the only time that I had to knit. My favourite way to multi-task.
Have you been knitting lately?
Any interesting patterns that you've discovered?
(I always love to hear your recommendations)
Ravelry details here
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That variegated yarn you used is just beautiful Tania. I really love the style of this cardi and am glad to hear that it comes in an adult version...I might just cast that on after I've finished my current knit :)ReplyDelete
what a beautiful litte jumper and she looks like she is thrilled with it as well. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Very pretty - lovely colour. A job well done Tania! You are a clever duck xxReplyDelete
Hi Tania, The cardi is just lovely and your baby is becomming sooo big! xxBrendaReplyDelete
That is just gorgeous, love the colour on her. Now I must ask about the little pants she has on, they look like little riding pants, where are they from? They are so cute.ReplyDelete
That whispy fringe along with the cardigan is so cute on Violet.ReplyDelete
Another lovely little cardigan Tania.
I think I might just knit something for myself...
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/helvellyn it gets cold on the 7 30am bus run!
Look at her gorgeous wee face in the last picture. She is getting so big. You have done a great job on the cardi Tania xoReplyDelete
Such gorgeous photographs, especially looking at her toes in the sunshine :) Oh and lovely knitting too!ReplyDelete
I love it, great job!ReplyDelete
Alas, I am not a knitter (yet).
Happy day to you!
Hi Melissa, These were in a bag of hand-me-downs from a local mum (they have a Target tag on them and are really just leggings that look like riding pants).ReplyDelete
Lovely knit, Tania! The colour really suits little Violet too. I love to knit while watching the tv, it makes me feel productive and it's quite amazing how much gets done.ReplyDelete
Wonderful sweater and the perfect color for your sweet little one.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous jersey. Have libraryed the adult version. I am just starting the Georgie Hallam "Miss Jane" adult version.ReplyDelete
That is the sweetest little cardigan. I think it looks good with just 3 buttons! Violet looks super gorgeous wearing it.ReplyDelete