Frilled for Spring

   

Spring fever is full on with the needles going into overtime with no OOS in sight. I turned out this little cutie for Ania, DK Snuggly by Sirdar : pattern 2175, for the coming Spring/Summer season. Even though knitted in st-st, I found the plain knitting flew by because I chose a self patterning yarn (Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter) and contrast colour for the frill. The frill/lower band is knitted on rather than added later. The easy method for the neck frill is knitted separately and added later giving an incredibly neat finish, I’m pleased as punch!

   

Not forgetting the little men in my life, I whipped up a tank for Raz in just under a week. A handy garment for the warmer weather, Sirdar Snuggly : Design C in Dottie & Spottie book 357. I made this vest in a smaller size for Raz last Spring, it feels good to use a pattern more than once.

   

The cables and double moss stitch work a treat for boys zone.

Like ducks lined up in a row, I’ve got several projects waiting their turn and immediately (the instant the last seam was joined, no less) following the tank, cast on for the next up – a cardy for meeee. Here’s a peak…

…I’ve been really looking forward to getting this little number underway. It’s in the most delectable green multi – Marble, by James C Brett, a recent purchase from my fave online LYS, Deramores.

What has the rest of the crew been up to…

 

Known not as the woman in the woollen mask but more like, our Fiona who works magic with sumptuous Filatura Di Crosa lace weight yarn, she’s making a snood.

 

Fiona’s FO knee highs – a real work of patience, and lace scarf – one of several WIPs on the go.

Hard to believe Raewyn’s skirt is hand knitted when it looks like woven fabric hand loomed. Cast on 4 sts and keep adding on then decrease is how it’s done. Using a multi colour shows the diagonal effect off so well.

 

Reworking her short sleeved top, Raewyn is much happier with the result thus far and this time leaving out the bead embellishment. The bamboo yarn has a fabulous handle.

 

As a great fan of green I’m loving what Raewyn is working here, the beginnings of another cute and well executed baby garment. Tops to Raewyn for an excellent dye job.

Wendy and Charlotte are both at the final stages of their respective WIP’s and I can’t wait to show them off to you next time. Simone’s spinning experiments have her making a garment using self spun yarn. What with spinning, dying, knitting and not forgetting work and study, describing Simone as busy is an understatement!

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