Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008 - FO No. 33



Pattern: Duffle Coat from Double Knits Pairs of Patterns for Babies and Toddlers (Zoe Mellor)
Size: 1-2 years
Yarn: Cupcake Moda Vera yarn, about 6 balls I think.
Started: A few months ago, finished today
Buttons: 8 toggles
I knit this with no intended recipient in mind, but I really do love the pattern. This is one of my favourite baby knit books for toddlers too of course. I went to my LYS today and purchased the toggle buttons which I just love for duffle coats. I think it turned out rather nicely, pity they dont make them in a bigger size as I could see Isabelle in one of these in a lovely red or green color.
As for other knitting, I am knitting a cabled jacket for a friend's son's first birthday, another cabled sweater for Isabelle which is half done so far, a zipped jacket for Isabelle out of some gorgoeus Smoothie DK (I think I really have an obsession with this yarn lately), and I am planning on starting a cardigan or sweater for my niece's birthday which is in November. I still have another baby girl gift to knit which wont take too long to do, and my dad's jumper which is half done too. Busy, busy, busy and I think for the first time in ages I have no sickie germs hovering around making me miserable. Yay for happy days!
On Sunday at 1:00pm I am meeting some lovely new ravelers who are also crocheters (and a few knitters too I think). It is at Mumbo Jumbo so Isabelle can come along and make some new friends too. I am really looking forward to it and hopefully I will have some crochet to share too. If not, then I will pop in some knitting just in case I am really bad at crocheting.

22 comments:

amanda j said...

What a gorgeous little jacket! I love the buttons. Very Paddington Bear.

Harpa J said...

This is really elegant! I just love the color and the buttons.

Donna M said...

I love your little jacket! Lucky whoever gets it.
Sounds like your fingers are on the go!

knitting harvest said...

Love the sweater. Absolutely adorable!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a great winter coat for a child! It will be very warm and snuggly.

Sue said...

Sue this is adorable! The buttons just make it so sweet!

knitalittle said...

Wow you knit fast. Lovely sweater.

Karin said...

Great coat, I am sure you could increase the sts and inches to make one for Isabelle.

Hilary said...

I can even see that in a grown-up version! It is adorable!

Charity said...

Very sweet! I love Zoe Mello patterns. :0)

zebraknits said...

It's cute. I once made it a few years ago but forgot to add the buttonholes!

Kate said...

More wonderful knitting - great blue colour!

Georgie said...

Gorgeous! And I love the colour. I love Zoe Mellor and have lusted after this book for ages - must track it down!

Lynne said...

Once again very beautiful knitting. Love the style, love the colour, love the toggles.
And not for Isabelle's dolls I trust? LOL

Ingrid said...

Cute jacket. Hope you have fun with your ravelers!

tiennie said...

This is cute! It will be so adorable worn!

Sandra said...

I have some toggle buttons in my stush and so far didn't find proper project to use it! May on jacket for my nephew! who knows!

amanda said...

I just love this jacket! A friend asked me to knit a jacket for her soon to be 3 year old and this would have been perfect but i've already started another one! I may just knit this one too.

Ann said...

Love the little coat - it's so lovley. I really like the moss stitch pattern.

PlumStitches said...

love the texture of the jacket - it looks great!

Amanda K said...

Gorgeous!!! Man all of that seed stitch must have been WORK though! :)

clb said...

I am in the midst of this (dreamweaver2040 on ravelry) and it is so nice to see a finished product. I chose blue as well, so it's like seeing the future of my coat! Thanks for posting, it's given me the push to finish!!