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« on: March 15, 2015 12:57:00 PM »

I was out shopping a few weeks back, when I found a great yarn promo: already marked down yarn (from €3.5/ball to €2.5/ball) was buy one, get a second one half price. I picked up four balls (two light green, one dark green and one purple) to knit something for my goddaughter's Easter (she'll be 18 months then).

I used the free Ravelry pattern Maxi top/dress for babies to knit her this tunic:


Two weeks ago, we had some of my husband's coworkers over for dinner, and one inquired about my knitting, so I got the above tunic out while still a WIP. Said coworker thought it was very cute, and was in love with the colours. Later in the evening, she revealed that she's pregnant (due date in September) so I resolved that if I had enough leftover yarn, I would knit her baby a sweater too.   

I knit the Flax sweater (another free Ravelry pattern), but had to make some adjustments because this yarn required 4mm needles. I followed the stitch count for a couple of sizes up, and measured the length according to the right size instead of counting rows. I did make some mistakes - first colour change in the garter stitch panel is dotted, not crisp, in one sleeve I also accidentally did two rows of reverse stockinette instead of garter stitch. Just shows that it's handmade, right? For the reverse stockinette, you really have to be looking closely to notice anyway. I made sure to do the dotted colour change on both sleeves so it wouldn't stand out as much. On the whole, I'm quite pleased. Hoping the newborn doesn't outgrow it too quickly!
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015 01:40:39 PM »

You sure got your money's worth!  Both of these projects are just so lovely!

You did a wonderful job on the tiny sweater...good saves...I agree that a handmade gift ought to contain a few mistakes just to prove it is handmade... Grin.  I am sure no one will even notice at all, especially since it is just so fun and cute!  It will be a nice surprise for the mother in September!

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015 02:42:35 PM »

They are both so cute and pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015 03:44:12 PM »

These are both so BEAUTIFUL!  I want one of each in my size!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015 09:40:33 AM »

those are really great, and suck a great deal on that yarn.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015 06:44:43 AM »

Update with toddler pictures: (sorry for how grainy they are, taking pictures of a toddler is really hard.)



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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015 12:14:08 PM »

just perfect!  It looks adorable in action...
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