Spent the weekend finishing a couple of projects that have been on the needles for a while, or were in need of sewing up. I tend to knit a few items and then have a ‘making up day’ when I can devote the time to assembling all the pieces together. Don’t like rushing the end bit, as we all know sewing the pieces together can either make or break the project.
Little Flower Coat and Hat
This is a very simple coat to knit, it’s DK in a lovely pastel pink with white trim.It’s knitted in stocking stitch with a garter stitch button band. The double breasted opening , I think gives it a very chic look and turns what could have been a very plain coat into something quite special. The knitted flower has a pearl centre and enhanced the coat quite nicely. I knitted a little pull on hat with knitted flower to match and to complete the outfit I made a pair of matching boots.
Violets and Roses
This DK coat is in lilac with a pink trim. The skirt of the coat has cable panels, which took a while to do – had to concentrate, hence it was on the needles for a while as I started other projects!!! A gradual decrease in stitches towards the waist gives the coat a swing effect. The bodice and sleeves are in moss (seed) stitch which is a nice contrast. Had to make some shoes to go with it, so made a pair of Mary Jane shoes decorated with a little lilac rose.