Saturday, 23 May 2015

From Yarn To Garment

This little pile of yarn is the latest selection I pulled out of my stash. There's some purple Drops Lima, oddments of Patons Diploma Gold DK in purple, green, pink and white, and also some Drops Extra Fine Merino DK in blue and white. Lots of bits and pieces, only really enough to make baby garments and accessories.


With the purple and green Diploma Gold, I made a Gidday Baby sweater. I've got really into top down construction recently, and I wanted to try this sweater because the garter stitch yoke in contrasting colours looked so lovely! The sweater is quite narrow in the body, but I think it should fit a 3 month old baby. The baby version of the pattern comes free, which is an advantage, and you can also buy a version with children's and adults' sizes. 



With the rest of the Diploma Gold I made another top down garment, a wee baby dress. This is designed with a back opening and a simple feather and fan patterned skirt. The skirt was supposed to be knitted flat, but I adapted it to knit in the round to save me the bother of sewing it up. This project was really using up every single scrap of yarn, so the stripes aren't completely even, and the skirt is probably a bit short. However, I think it will work well as a longer top for a small baby.



I've also knitted up the Drops Extra Fine Merino, but will have to go and buy some more buttons before I can blog about that. The stash is decreasing, slowly but surely! 

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