Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear

A Busy January

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Well it’s the last day of January and I do feel quite pleased with myself on the knitting front. January has been quite a productive month but I put most of that down to the cold miserable weather we have had, it just makes you want to stay indoors and knit.

I had an idea of teaming up novelty baby booties with a matching toy and made up two sets.

Duck Set

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This little set certainly makes you think of spring, love the yellow and orange combination, looks very bright and sunny. The duck toy is from Jean Greenhowes ‘Duck Family’, a very quick knit using two strands of DK yarn on 4mm needles. The bonnet is so cute and fits perfectly, and she stands at 4.5 inches.

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I knitted two little duck heads and attached them to a pair of booties. Quite hard to get both heads to look exactly the same, but then it does add to the charm when they are a bit different!

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When all put together they do make for a cute gift, perfect for Easter.

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Rabbit Set

This was a fun set to make, and as you can see I’m making good use of the yellow yarn in my stash!

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I made the rabbit in reverse stocking stitch, which I actually prefer for little little rabbits and teddy bears. She is from a free pattern Rabbit and Bear by April Cromwell and there is a selection of cute little outfits to knit for them.

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In a standing position rabbit is 7 inches, but you can attach her legs to put her in a sitting postion, either way she is a good size for little hands.

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Again a sweet little set for Easter or a gift to welcome a new baby into the world.

More Bunnies

I also managed to finish off another couple of bunnies.

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They are both knitted in a beautiful silver grey yarn from the Debi Birkin pattern. I originally knitted the bunny on the right for the Valentine’s Day KAL on Ravelry and knitted her a red heart to hold.

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To be honest though I prefer her to be more homely in a little cardigan. (what is it about librarians and cardigans!!)

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She looks warm and well cared for in her cardigan!!

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For the bunny on the left I made a dress to be worn for the seaside. Really it was just a matter of putting pale blue, navy blue and red together.

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Must start think about projects for february now!!

 

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Author: Carol Turner

Hello and welcome. I love knitting baby clothes and creating nursery toys and this site is a showcase for my little creations. Thank you for visiting and do call again soon

6 thoughts on “A Busy January

  1. Hi Carol
    Your knitting still amazes me!
    Love
    Nikki

  2. It looks like your getting ready for Easter. I love your bunnies & ducks. Roll on spring.

  3. I have never seen so much wonderful beautiful items. I love your bunnies bears and all the others too.

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