Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Knitting for Digory

I've finished my latest bit of knitting and it's being very ably modelled here by Digory, our four month old godson. It's a little large for him at the moment which is perfect, because knitting faster than he grows is currently a small challenge!


I had a bit of a play with the pattern for this one. It's Pembroke and is designed for a worsted weight yarn. What I had in my yarn box though was Sirdar Baby Crofter DK which was going to leave me with a bit of a size problem. I was aiming for something roughly the 6 month sizing described, so decided to follow a pattern for a larger version and let the smaller wool/needles do the trick. After some swatching I set out on the 12 month version but very quickly realised it was still coming out too small.



Back to square one and making the 18 month version finally seemed to do the trick with the added bonus of more cables for my width than the six month would have managed. Even so, I'm very relieved that Diggy has some room to grow into it!

Modelling is serious stuff... 

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  1. Oh he's adorable! What a handsome godson you have :) And that top looks super-cute on him - he looks like a little cricketer or schoolboy from the 1940s.

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    1. Thanks for the unbiased view Chloe. You're right, he is adorable ;)

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  2. Your godson looks adorable, I love them at this age, shame they have to grow up really. He has certainly got a very talented Godmother his little tank top is lovely.

    Mitzi

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    1. Thanks Mitzi, I'm glad you like both Digory and his new top. A cute combination :)

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  3. Very nice. Love the crofter's wool, and Diggory too!

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    1. Thanks :) The crofters wool is great. I worried a little that the cables wouldn't show up very well against the multiple colours but because the variation is all in the same range of blues it seems to work.

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  4. It is lovely, and Diggory modelled it beautifully!! xx

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  5. Aww....bless his little cotton socks! I love his jumper and think the ladybird buttons looks gorgeous.xxx

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    1. Thanks. The ladybird buttons are great aren't they, a little splash of colour :)

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  6. Precious! His eyes are so expressive for such a tiny tot. The little vest is just perfect in every way.

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    1. Very expressive, and saying "why are you making me wear this on one of the hottest days of the year?!".

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