This is the only Christmas gift I’ve made which I can post early as it’s for my 94-year-old Grannie, who even if she did read this post would forget it in a few hours. I’ve been quietly beavering away for months on all sorts of other things (to be revealed soon!).
This is the first time I’ve knitted brioche stitch, and I really like it! So squishy and warm. I like how it turned out a bit like a candy cane, although I’m sure my Grannie would prefer purple!
I vaguely followed this pattern from Purl Soho, but only cast on 120 stitches. Yarn is various leftover bits and bobs – some from this sweater, and some from one my mum made a few years ago.
My sweet little cousin across the pond is already turning two! Last year she got a romper and bonnet/blouse set. This year she’s getting… apples! And hedgehogs, and some Liberty fabric from her great-grandmother.
Bloomers pattern from Wiksten. Bonnet pattern free from Purl Soho. Apple/hedgehog double gauze from Miss Matatabi. Vintage tana lawn from my Grannie.
After my little cousin’s dungarees proved colossally too big, I whipped up a wee halterneck top/dress for her out of cobbled together scraps, so she would have something to wear with her bonnet this summer.
Here’s the front:
Here’s the back:
I guess it could also work as a skirt in a pinch.
I loosely followed this pattern from Purl Soho.
I’m honoured that she stood up unaided for the first time wearing my full alpaca-Liberty outfit.
What a sweetheart!