Sunday, 27 April 2014

SPRING KNITS......


Hooray! Knit, knit, knit.... some knitting has been undertaken! I just love this pattern and have made it several times now. It's simple and just 'works' on all levels. It's Erika Knight's 'sweater' from her book 'Natural Nursery Knits'. I've used some Rowan wool cotton DK.  I just love the simple roll neck, bottom and cuffs detail and the sweet little two-button opening.


I've had these little wooden buttons for ages. They suit perfectly!

 It's been a beautiful day here in our little eastern corner of England and after a morning at the lake, walking Oscar, I settled down for an afternoon of knitting in the garden.


Here's an easy baby cardigan on it's way for little Evie. It's made all in one, with the front, neck and sleeve borders worked at the end. Again, I've made this several times and it works; probably because I like the simplicity of the design, with it's cute little three-quarter sleeves.



It's another Erika Knight pattern from the book shown above. I've used Rowan wool cotton once more, as it knits up beautifully and is suitable for baby garments. The fabric works up very quickly, providing a lovely thickness. No doubt this easy garter stitch cardi will be complete within the week. A little bit of mindless garter stitch is great for a school day evening!


The garden always looks so fresh and new at this time of the year and there is always a surprise!


Wisteria just has to be one of my all time favourites.


Wishing you a wonderful 'end of April' week!

8 comments:

josiekitten said...

The garden looks fabulous, glad you were able to enjoy the sunshine this afternoon! xx

Anna Prasad said...

And the knits are lovely. I have that same book. Gorgeous garden sunshine too. Have a great week. Anna

Mitch and Molly said...

The little buttons are perfect for that cardi!
I can't wait to bury my nose in my wisteria blossoms ☺

nerospost said...

Hi Ros! Great to see Oscar enjoying in the water! So beautiful nature there around you! I love also simple patterns and especially for littles they are so cute. Your mug is Super! Have a lovely week and give hugs to oscar! x Teje

Tracy said...

Ooo... that raspberry pink-purple is delicious, Ros! Lovely little "star" buttons. So sweet to see all the little knits for your grands. :o) We're having almost summer-like weather here these days. I've never experience such a lovely April in all the years I've lived here in Norway... we'll take it! ;O) Happy Spring Days to you & yours ((HUGS))

Jenny said...

I think you are getting much more of spring that we are, looks wonderful. Evie is getting really spoilt now, quite right too, baby knits are my favourite after socks.

Lynne said...

The little jumper is gorgeous, and the buttons go with it perfectly. I love all the flower photos, they're beautiful.

melissa said...

what a gorgeous sweater!
and oscar looks like he's having a wonderful swim!