Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


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Jungle Pals

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I’ve had quite a few requests recently for elephants and monkeys, so imagine jungle themed nurseries must be in vogue.

Both these little charactters are 11 inches in height. I based the monkey’s face on Ala & Ela’s pattern as I think it does produce a cute and cheeky monkey.

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I knitted his little jumper in red and yellow stripes (2 rows each) but when making it up I actually preferred the wrong side, I thought the pattern more colourful so made it up ‘inside out’ so to speak.

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He looks a playful character, ready for mischief!

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Both animals have the same body and outfit, just different heads. I do like making these little jumpers and overalls and seeing them in different colours

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They certainly brighten up the nursery.

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Nellie & Neville

Among the projects I completed last month were two more little elephants.

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Not sure why, but whenever I knit an elephant I always feel the need to make a matching one of the opposite sex!

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Nellie is 11″ tall and is knitted in a grey DK yarn on 4mm needles. Thought I would dress her for a day at the seaside, so selected some red and a couple of shades of blue yarn from my stash to achieve a nautical look.

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Dress has a little sailor collar.

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A red bow completes the outfit.

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Neville is just a little tallerĀ  measuring 12″ I used the same colours to make his outfit, a blue and white stripey sweater and a pair of baggy red overalls.

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Will have to knit them an ice-cream to complete their day at the seaside!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Two Elephants and a Fox

Can’t believe it has been a month since I updated the blog. In my defence I have been busy, mainly knitting toys. So here is a selection of them.

Esme and Edwin

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These elephants, are a good 10 inches in height, knitted in DK on 4mm needles.

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They are both from the same pattern, just the clothes are different.

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I used the same colours for their clothes, so they look very much a pair. I think they would make an ideal gift for boy and girl twins.

Frankie Fox

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I’ve been wanting to make a fox for a long time, and loved the way this one turned out.

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He is a good 16 inches in height and looks pretty laid back in his polo-neck.

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More for the Toy Box

I have been working on a few more toys that will come in handy for gifts for the Christmas season. I must admit I do get a lot more satisfaction in creating a little character than knitting up a hat and coat set.

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In the last couple of weeks I’ve made a couple of rabbits and two little elephants. The elephants are so cute and very much a matching pair.

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They are knitted from just oddments of DK wool and are from a Jean Greenhowe pattern. They measure just over 5″ so a lovely gift for a small baby as they can fit snuggly in the corner of a cot or Moses basket. As they are small they take no time to knit but are quite fiddly to assemble but well worth the effort!

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Just to prove a bunny isn’t just for Easter, I made one sporting the traditional Christmas jumper

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So here is Hazel looking warm and festive in her Christmas tree jersey.

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I used the basic Debi Birken pattern for Bunty Bunny, and knitted her jumper and skirt separatley. For the jumper I knitted a tree in the middle and made french knots with different coloured yarn for the baubles to create a Christmas Tree effect.

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Next we have Jack another little bunny, nicely co-ordinated with turquoise jumper and baggy overalls

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Think he would make a lovely gift for a little boy.

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He is the same pattern as the bunny above, but turned out so different, I love the way they all end up being so unique.

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Time now to plan what to make over the next few weeks