Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


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More from the Tea Room!

The period before Christmas was so busy, there were times when I thought I was running Santa’s workshop. Most of the items I’ve knitted in the past few months have been toys so I think I’ll start the New year off working on some baby clothes!

Now that I have a bit of spare time I’ll share a few of the items I made just in time for Christmas.

My favourites were a  bear and rabbit made from patterns from Mary Jane’s Tearoom.

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They were big projects which required a lot of work but well worth it.

Bo Rabbit

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She is a bunny all set for the ski slopes.

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Her body is knitted in DK yarn with clothes in 4ply. I just loved the leg warmers and snow boots. The little details just make these rabbits.

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She measures 17″ when standing I knitted the body with 4mm needles and the clothes on 3.25mm, love her long floppy ears which were done in double moss stitch and adds a contrasting texture against all the stocking stitch.

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I’m sure she is a bunny who would enjoy the Apres Ski  as well!

Edward Bear

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He is actually Mary Jane’s Romeo Bear, but when I put him all together he was definately an Edward bear in my mind.

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He came out such a cuddly little bear, he is knitted in DK along with his cute little outfit. Loved his little jumper with the fair isle kisses and hearts motif.

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Again he stands at 17″ and very smart in his new walking shoes.

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Although hard work he is definately a teddy you would want to make again.

Chloe the Doll

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Love this doll pattern, she is about 12″, quick to knit and you can have a lot of fun with colour combinations for her.

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2014 has been a busy and productive year on the knitting front and I’m looking forward to creating more in 2015.

Happy New Year everybody! Hope it is a good one for you all xx

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Polly the Polar Bear

 

Just finished this darling bear who will be going as a gift to a baby girl due to arrive in early December.

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We thought long and hard about what to make and decided on a bear, rather than the traditional matinee coat set. Hopefully  Polly will become a favourite and be around for many years to come. She is a pattern from Mary Jane’s Tearoom which has has some seriously cute patterns.

The bear isn’t a quick knit and there is a lot of sewing involved when putting her together but the instructions with the pattern were first class and she is well worth the effort.

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The head and body with shoes and socks are knitted in DK and the clothes are in 4ply.

DSCN3779The little polo neck jumper and shorts are beautiful and fit perfectly, a lot of thought has gone into the construction of this pattern. I used 7mm safety eyes but if you prefer you can easily embroider the eyes yourself.

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She stands at 18″ so a nice size bear

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In fact big enough to get up to a lot of mischief!!

She was a lot of fun to make and put together. I shall be handing her over this weekend and I have a feeling that won’t be easy to do!

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