Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 - Item 6

Last week I received a lovely email from a lady by the name of Yumiko Sakurai who is a wonderful designer. She asked me if I would like to test knit one of her designs! What a lovely easy knit, although to be honest I was a bit worried about doing the Star Tweed stitch, but after figuring out MY mistake it was really rather easy and very pretty too. I knit this using 1 200gm ball of luxury 10 ply wool and just a smidge of navy luxury. I nearly used every last bit of the light blue yarn so that was great, no leftovers apart from a bit of wool to sew up around the shoulder seams. I just need to find the perfect buttons now (there is an alternative i-cord belt).
Pattern: Kira's Hooded Vest (test knit) pattern not released as yet
Size: 18-24 months (sizes go from newborn up to 24 mths)
Yarn: 10 ply luxury yarn, 1 (200gm) ball of light blue
10 ply luxury yarn, navy blue
Started: 20th January 2011 and finished 27th January 2011
Needle Sizes: 5mm and 4.50mm circulars
A thank you to Corrie too for recommending my name to Yumiko, and to Yumiko thank you for letting me test knit your lovely design

22 comments:

bec said...

Cute! What size is it? I'm thinking a small child? I've started the bag, slow but steady!

2paw said...

Yumiko could not have asked a better person, it's a lovely vest/hoodie!!
Just changing the colour combinations would make it for a boy, or a girl!!!

peskypixies said...

how exciting!!you have done a fabulous job too!!

well done!

Karin said...

That looks like a great pattern. Please let us know when we can see it published. It's going to look lovely on a little boy.

Rebecca said...

Wow, that is lovely. And how blessed you are to have friends who trust in your skills to test knit and help develop such lovely designs.
The colours are wonderful too, and good news that you managed to use every scrap of yarn.
xx

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow -- isn't that pretty! Very nice job!

ymymmytm said...

Thank you so much, Sue!
I love your color choice.
It is really nice to work with you and your feedback really helps.
Thank you!
ym

Oiyi said...

It's adorable!

Sandra said...

You did good job on this test knitting, but I looked at the pic of this vest for numerous time ... and I really have a feeling like there is something missing!
Don't know why!

Kate said...

I think you are the best tester knitter Sue because you are FAST! It looks great. Have a wonderful Friday. X

Maria said...

Great job, love the feature with the colour change

Sue said...

Love it! I would wear this!

Taylor Kay said...

Oh my goodness! It is just so CUTE! I love the colors and the hood and everything! :D

Taylor Kay

drkknits said...

its just gorgeous! a very clever design and so beautifully knit. well done.

Amanda said...

That is gorgeous. Great work!

liz said...

So cute! How much fun it must be to test a pattern. Wish I could knit quickly enough to do that!

Michele said...

Very Cute! Great job on the test knitting!

Esther said...

that looks lovely and what a pleasure it must be test knitting - lucky you!

Daisy said...

Aw, that's really sweet!

raining sheep said...

This is beautiful. I adore the detail around the front closure.

PlumStitches said...

that's great that she asked you and as always it looks fabulous...

Florrie said...

Another lovely knit, you are such a busy bee.

Because of problems with someone who reads my blog I've had to change my url address.
http://two-pairs-of-socks-and-an-apron.blogspot.com

Hope you still visit,
florrie x