Tuesday, May 12, 2015

little sunflower jumper




A simple child's jumper in worsted Luxury yarn from Bendigo Mills in the delightful colourway, Sunflower.

As the days get shorter and nights longer and the last of the Autumn leaves fall, surely a big cuddly toddler wrapped in wool the colour of sunshine will help keep the wintery blues away.

I’m really happy with my first knitted children’s garment. Even though I didn’t understand the pattern on the neckline and ignored it completely, the garment still came together nicely.

I cast on for size 2 but realised the jumper was too small when I finally made it to the sleeves. I unraveled (internalising the pain while I did this) and cast on for size 4.

Much better and worth unravelling for. Archie looks so cute but most importantly it's nice and loose and warm and comfy for our snowy winters.

What have you been making?

Joining in with all the happy makings at Keep Calm and Craft On at Frontier Dreams and Yarn Along at Small Things.


27 comments:

  1. That is fantastic!!! You did a great job! Oh my, unraveling is the worst!!! I probably would have finished it in the wrong size and gifted it to a friend's child...haha! Then I would have knit the right sized one! I just hate having to unravel rows...it's just miserable! ;)

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    1. Oh yes that is a great idea on how to avoid the dreaded unravel. I never thought of that:)

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  2. Oh how I wish I could wrap my head around knitting. It would be soooo beneficial to be able to knit. I can still crochet, but I'm sure I've gone backwards with it as I simply don't practise enough. Your little boy looks adorable in the sunflower jumper, cutie and lucky!
    Must be getting cool round your way now.

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    1. I admire people's crochet projects all the time! but I can only crochet a chain stitch. Yes, yes so beneficial to knit in a snow region and it really is relaxing knitting by a fire. I've made a personal commitment to knit garments for the family. Not only is it rewarding but really grounding.

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  3. Oh it's so perfect! And my favourite colour too! Divine. I must start making Miss T a new bonnet, these days are getting cold and last years is a bit small. Thank you for the reminder x

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    1. Thank you for the kind compliment Sophie. The little ones are the funnies to knit for aren't they? Oh a new bonnet would just look darling on little miss T. x

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  4. Oh my this is a beautiful jumper for your little one. I would have been devastated if I had to unravel all that knitting. Thank you so much for your beautiful words on my blog, they made my day :):) x

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    1. I almost gave up but I persisted and so grateful I did. Your welcome!!!

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  5. Such a sweet jumper on such a sweet little one!

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    1. Thank you. The jumper does make him look that much sweeter:)

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  6. What a darling sweater! That color will be very chilly on wintery days.

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    1. So cheery on Winter days. Thank you!

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  7. So sunny! Bendigo yarn is the best!

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    1. Aren't they! My favourite is Stellar with bamboo. I wish they would bring back Gunmetal too.

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  8. What a great cheerful color! That stinks that you had to unravel and reknit - I hate that (perhaps if I would swatch it wouldn't happen so often), but sometimes you have to do it. It was so worth it - looks great!

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    1. I smile every time I see him in it:) Thanks Wendy. I did my gauge but he's such big boy for his age.

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  9. Adorable! That sunny color will be so lovely when it gets cold!

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    1. It's cold now:) We have roaring fire. I have to get cracking on a beanie!

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  10. First of all, your son is sunshine himself! I have always liked sweaters that give a simple yoke as this one. Thanks for commenting on Charlotte's sweater...since we are in spring, I am thankful she will be able to wear it when the sweater turns cooler.

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    1. Bless you, Cathy. Such kind words.

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  11. What a beautiful sweater, that color is stunning. Your little boy is adorable!

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  12. I think I need to get my knitting needles out again. Your jumper is adorable! My little one would love it too and the colour would cheer up any cool winter day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. This is what I love about the blogsphere: Inspiration, positivity, encouragement and kind words. Thank you Lizzie.

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  13. Oh, what a lovely sweater! I am a fan of yellow to chase away the winter blues.

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    1. It's working Anna. We've just come in to winter and had snowfall and it keeps him warm and cuddly and makes me smile:)

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  14. I keep lookin at this colour on their site, but it's looks much lovelier all knitted up! Might have to add some to my basket.

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