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.


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

Bo Rabbit


She is a bunny all set for the ski slopes.


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.


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.


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

Edward Bear


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


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.


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


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

Chloe the Doll


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

DSCN3848Always looks well co-ordinated with matching cardigan and I knitted her a little bag to match her shoes.


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.


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.


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.


She stands at 18″ so a nice size bear


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!