Sunday, 11 May 2014

AT THE FINISH LINE......



I finished this requested cardigan a week or so ago and it has already winged its way up to little Evie. It really is the simplest of all in one patterns ever. The only slightly tricky bit is picking up the stitches for the edging and button bands. It is a quick knit that produces quite a warm, thick fabric.


Ii's a Debbie Bliss pattern and it took three balls of her Baby Cashmerino. I really like the contrast that these little wooden buttons add. They seem to lift the design.


Evie is growing pretty quickly, as it appears that 3 - 6 months won't be fitting her for very much longer. Such a little sweetie!


I've definitely rediscovered my love of colour just recently, as I find myself tempted back to multicoloured sock yarns. I popped into my local, and recently re-located, yarn store yesterday and just couldn't leave this scrummy offering behind.


As  much as I love the hand-dyed yarns, for long-lasting socks you really can't beat Regia.


Looking forward to another set of stripes, just as soon as my 'London Gap's are off the needles.

12 comments:

josiekitten said...

Love that photo of Evie!! She looks like she is getting a real personality! I've not spotted that Regia colourway before. It looks great for easycare socks! have a good week. xx

Mitch and Molly said...

Evie loves her cardi! Love at that fabulous smile ☺

kate said...

Great cardi. And love the bright sock yarn!

Anna Prasad said...

Evie in her cardigan is just precious. Those socks will look lovely I am sure.

Helsie said...

Evie is a real cutie isn't she. Don't think she'll fit into that caddie for long.

Tracy said...

Oooohhhh...that little cardi is adorable! Love the color and those buttons. And best of all LOVE seeing it on sweet little Evie--she's grown so much! Look at that smile. Those little toes--I could eat those! ;o) Wonderful rainbow-like yarn... almost similar to the skeins in your last post for the London Gap socks--YUM color-fest! I'm still on a crochet kick... hoping to do a hooky update soon! My sewing machine had been on the blink and had to go away, but 'tis back now and I'm sewing up a storm... LOL! Happy Days to you all there, Ros ((HUGS))

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Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! Looks great sock yarn, almost like the Finnish '7 brothers'. So cute little jacket for a sweet little girl! and you find always so beautiful buttons!
Have a lovely week! x Teje

Lynne said...

Evie is gorgeous! What a lovely smile! Ooo to the sock yarn, I would have had trouble walking past it too.

Willow said...

That little cardi looks like the perfect baby shower gift. I'll check out the pattern to see how many sizes it comes in. And yes, those wooden buttons are exactly right to complement the blue yarn.

Pixie said...

..Gorgeous gorgeous little cardie....love it. x

melissa said...

the sweater is gorgeous and evie looks completely adorable in it!