Latest knitting adventure

My newest creation

A sweater for a little boy.

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Designer- Dani Sunshine

It is a drop shoulder pattern; and I must admit that I had not heard of that term before starting this pattern. It was an interesting knit. A seamless bodice till the underarm section was a quick knit.
After the separation of front and back there were many stitch groups to be made. which were a bit tricky for me as I could locate only one of my stitch holders. So I kept all the stitches on hold together without separating them for left, right or neck. I kept in mind that I have not separated the stitches and so when I was doing the shoulder section I had to be a bit careful to have the exact number of stitches as I needed.
I loved working on the shoulder section and this is the star highlight of this pattern. Actually I was so enjoying the shoulder knitting that I overdid the pattern repeat here and had to undo.
I did not knit left sleeve first before starting the right shoulder. Instead I knit both the shoulders and then I did the neck ribbing and at last I picked up the stitches for the sleeve as it felt a wise idea to knit up all the live stitch work before starting the knitting the stitches which I have to pick up.
Also I wanted to knit both the sleeves simultaneously so that I don’t have to count the number of rows. I worked the sleeves together using magic loop method.

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Laharen Skirt Live now

As my earlier post stated, the Laharen skirt  pattern is available now on Knotions site.

It’s a buttoned up skirt with elastic ribbing to get the waist shaping and has cable pattern running down the body of the skirt in the contrast of reverse stockinette stitch.

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Do favourite, add to queue and search your stash to knit this beauty up!

The pattern is written for seven sizes starting from 4T to 16yrs.

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New Pattern coming out on 20th May

Hi all; I have a good news to share; my new pattern is going to be published in a webzine on May 20th.

A short, flared skirt is all you need to cheer a little girl. She goes round and round with the swirl of the skirt and you can not stop thinking how little things that cheer them up!!

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My new pattern Laharen Skirt  is a part of the May issue of the webzine Knotions.

This pattern is a buttoned waist skirt with cable patterned body. I worked this skirt using Nako Saten yarn which I had bought from the pony craft store. My daughter is loving the skirt and swirling in it 🙂

 

 

FO finally

Finally I managed to tuck in the loose ends to say this project a completed one

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I don’t have a model for this beauty. I have to post it to the recipient and wait for the modeled pics.
And I am all ready for my next block

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Evening at the pond

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Finished my evening at the pond block. This is the second block of ’round the year’ quilt blocks series posted on Betukbandihttp://betukbandi.wordpress.com
I had started stitching these blocks last year when the series was proposed on fb, but I couldn’t do more than two blocks last year.
I had taken the layout print last year itself for this block. So all I did for the last three days was to piece the tamplates, cut the fabric and assembled the block. Tried my best to get neat finishing, which is not my expertise.
The block is a square block, but I am planning to make cushion covers . So I am leaving it circular till my next step 🙂

The New look

I had mentioned earlier about the lace collar I was working on; I have attached it to the dress. Have a look

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This dress already had lacy collar but they were machine-made. The little girl rarely wore this dress as she found the dress neck too low as well as wide and was not comfortable with that. I am sure now she is going to wear this often:)
Here is the before look

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