Thursday, June 11, 2009

Three finished items

Three finished items
Originally uploaded by redmag

Three little cardigans all done and dusted (ok I didn't block them but I am an instant gratification type and blocking before sewing them up was just never going to happen - they will be washed in good time.)

The one closest to the camera is a six and a half stitches cardigan (I actually knitted that one two years ago but it needed to be repaired before it could be worn this time round and so counts for this weeks knitting related activity.

The middle one - is my favourite - it's the duffle coat from Debbie Bliss' Essential Baby. I used Paton's Serenity (DK Bamboo and Cotton) in Black. The buttons are japanese vintage and charcoal in colour from here and were added using red thread. It's just a lovely shaped hooded coat (The hood is not shown here but trust me it is nice)

The far one is also from Essential Baby - but I used some of my own tweaks - the sleeves are longer to provide real protention from the cold (this is Canberra and my house is made from monocrete!) I also didnt really like the contrast and suck at picking up stitches along the neckline so to save the jumper I just machine sewed black bias binding along the neck line and continued it on to be the tie.

Apologies for the crap photo - while it was sunny today it was bitterly cold and there wasnt much motivation to go back out and re-shoot.


Taphophile said...

That's a fantastic result for a week - and such lovely garments, too.

redmag said...

Thanks - great thing about baby clothes is they're so tiny (even for monster babies like mine) you just rip through them!!

Might need to tackle booties as suggested on my last post they're even smaller and cutre and two pairs of socks just isnt cutting it at the moment