Saturday, 5 July 2014

Knitting along

While reading Crazy Mom Quilt's post on her avocado socks I was reminded of two woollen items that I could share.  These had both been completed over a month ago, but I have neglected to complete my Ravelry pages or post about them here.

First up, a jersey for my daughter.

K is five now, and wears a uniform for school.  I am sad that she can no longer wear handknits daily and the motherly desire to keep your child warm and comfortable is certainly not solaced by polyester.  Luckily this 'Olinda' by Georgie Hallam (Tikki) has been a popular garment at weekends.

The beauty of 'Olinda' is in the lace pattern  being completely reversible.  This is a great feature for children's clothing - for many reasons!  The only tricky part is sewing on two buttons for each button hole, and I am really happy with the buttons I found at my local drapery.

The pants K is wearing are my favourite Oliver + S 'After School Pants' in a light weight denim.  A great sew!  I have made these pants before (here and here) and I have also been counting our O+S garments - this is number 86!

This jersey can be also seen at my Ravelry page here.

I also (finally) made a Queen Anne's Lace crochet scarf, using some multi-coloured wool.


I made this using the tutorial I found on Mrs Micawber's blog, where the starting scallop was improved upon.  Great tutorial - thank you for the pictures and awesome instructions - I highly recommend them!

My scarf, and information on the yarn used, can be seen on my Ravelry page here.

See you at Finish it up Friday!


  1. Cute little jersey (and cute little girl)! There's nothing like hand knit clothes to keep you cosy. It's like wearing a hug! My Nanna used to make me jumpers and cardigans when I was a little girl and I loved them :-)

  2. Oh I love the cardie - she looks wonderfully warm and snuggly in it!

  3. both of those look great! I love yarns that multi-color. And it looks beautiful in your scarf. the jersey is gorgeous! beautiful work. Knitting is super hard (in my opinion) and your stuff looks so lovely!

  4. I'd wear that Olinda knit. Is she enjoying school - are you enjoying all the free time?


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