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« on: October 06, 2013 09:07:57 AM »

It's a self drafted, bottom up/circular yoke pattern, and this was essentially both my beta test of the pattern, and the buyer's product. I am annoyed that the puddings didn't come out dead centre of the yoke, but the buyer is pleased with it, so I am satisfied.

I had to pull back the yoke a couple of times due to my own minor mistakes which I couldn't overlook (but someone with no knitting experience would probably never notice), however it was still a surprisingly quick knit as the little boy it's intended for is small, and I appear to have improved my knitting speed recently by making a whole "blessing" of cuddly narwhal(e)s.

Anyway, enough about my cuddly Cetacea and back to the post at hand...

Each of the puddings has a purled pudding part to give it depth and texture, and a knitted cream/brandy butter/icing part, crocheted holly leaves (those were a teeny tiny nightmare in themselves) and glass beads for holly berries.

And anyone who doesn't know what christmas pudding is is missing a big hunk of deliciousness in their lives, and they should look up a recipe and try one lol!!

so, what do you think?!



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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013 03:42:57 PM »

Oh my stars that's gorgeous!!!   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013 08:21:03 PM »

I think it's brilliant! Nice job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013 11:08:00 PM »

This is a lovely jersey for a child.  The bottom-up way of working suits the design. I love your Christmas puddings.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013 07:11:36 AM »

Wow!  I didn't know that one could knit such a complex pattern, but it is wonderful to look at.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013 02:45:16 PM »

That is adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013 11:01:55 AM »

that is adorable! and so festive!
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013 05:39:08 AM »

Reminds me fondly of something my grandma would have knit me as a child, so I love it! Beautiful work!
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013 05:51:17 AM »

This reply is a bit after the fact, the fact being when the sweater was posted. I've been away from Craftster for a long time and just realized that today! I did want to say though what a beautiful sweater you've knitted! The work is wonderful, colors are great together! Someone is going to be very happy wearing it!


It's a self drafted, bottom up/circular yoke pattern, and this was essentially both my beta test of the pattern, and the buyer's product. I am annoyed that the puddings didn't come out dead centre of the yoke, but the buyer is pleased with it, so I am satisfied.

I had to pull back the yoke a couple of times due to my own minor mistakes which I couldn't overlook (but someone with no knitting experience would probably never notice), however it was still a surprisingly quick knit as the little boy it's intended for is small, and I appear to have improved my knitting speed recently by making a whole "blessing" of cuddly narwhal(e)s.

Anyway, enough about my cuddly Cetacea and back to the post at hand...

Each of the puddings has a purled pudding part to give it depth and texture, and a knitted cream/brandy butter/icing part, crocheted holly leaves (those were a teeny tiny nightmare in themselves) and glass beads for holly berries.

And anyone who doesn't know what christmas pudding is is missing a big hunk of deliciousness in their lives, and they should look up a recipe and try one lol!!

so, what do you think?!




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