Posts Tagged ‘clothing’

As we head further into Autumn, and we need to pull out some warmer clothing, it is increasingly apparent that my girls need some knitty love from their Mum, and I think this needs to be in the form of a shrug.



Shrugs are such versatile little garments, and can be worn over a number of different tops and dresses: long-sleeved; short-sleeved; sleeveless; strapless etc. Shrugs can be lightweight and pretty, or thicker for warmth….and still pretty 😉 This pattern, Puffy Sleeved Shrug (which happens to be my own design), is somewhere in between.

I think this will be a fantastic addition to the girls’ wardrobes, as it adds a wonderfully girly touch to an outfit with its puffed sleeves. I think it will look great over a top and teamed with a skirt, leggings, and some funky boots.

The hardest thing will be deciding on yarn and colour I think! Hopefully all these examples below will provide some inspiration. These were all created by a bunch of wonderfully talented ladies during the testing phase of my pattern, and are all absolutely beautiful xx

What do you think will make a great addition to a little girls’ wardrobe this Autumn/Winter?

My entry into Just Something I Whipped Up sponsored by Appliances Online and the Bosch Washing Machines, .

I cannot believe I forgot to blog these! I mean seriously, they are such great patterns, and such lovely yarn……how could it slip my mind?

This gorgeous little top is called “Hine”, and it is a gorgeous pattern from the ever-so-talented Kelly over at Knit.So.Quaint
I have previously blogged one of these gorgeous Hines, which was a test knit.
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the word “Hine” is a Maori word for girl/daughter, and is used as a term of address for a girl or young woman.

The gorgeous green yarn is a 10ply/worsted superwash from Hannah at Red Riding Hood Yarns, an amazing Kiwi dyer.
It is the perfect girly green, and is called “Snow Covered Tress”.

This little fellow below was for my nephew when he was born, and is a newborn sized “Puerperium” cardigan, again a pattern designed by Kelly, and again in yarn from Red Riding Hood Yarns.
“Puerperium” is the time immediately following the birth of a baby, so it was the perfect pattern for a newborn gift.
The 2 yarns used were RRHY 8ply superwash in “Wide Open Spaces” and “Landslide” (and yes, the theme for these colourways was The Dixie Chicks xx)

I really enjoy knitting both of these patterns, and I am very much in love with the gorgeous colours dyed by Red Riding Hood Yarns. You really should check out the amazing talents of these 2 lovely ladies xx