Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Shhh... for baby Polly

The first shhh is done... the Sophie blouse from Nikki Van De Car's what to knit when you're expecting

A dream of a pattern. I wanted to knit a top to go with the teeny stripey bottoms (Gap sale) so was a little limited in the local wool shop to find a real red red in the right weight wool for the pattern. I also wanted something oh so soft but that wouldn't shed so went with Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk. The pattern is knitted top down - just love those gathers - and once past the sleeve section is knitted in the round, so only two ends to sew in! Well, I had four as I used more than the one ball stated in the pattern as the substitute wool had less yardage.

So sweet, and a delight to make. Just don't tell Polly yet as there are more makes to be made before the parcel is sent...

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  1. That's gorgeous. Makes my patchwork blanket look very simple to do! Fiona x