Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear


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More Easter Gifts

Continuing on the theme of knitting for Easter, nothing conjures up images of Spring more than little lambs in a field.

Leanna Lamb

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This little lamb knitted in white and cream with pink inner ears would make a lovely gift for a spring baby.

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She turned out a good size, 14 inches standing and 9 inches in a sitting position, all knitted in a DK yarn including the dress. The soft feminine colours would be ideal for a little girl’s nursery.

More Bunnies

Well it wouldn’t be spring or Easter without the bunny and these two are my favourite ones to make.

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Both boy and girl bunny are from the same pattern, on the boy I changed to a white yarn for the tips of the ears and the muzzle to add variation.

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Love making the little clothes for these bunnies, you can have such a lot of fun choosing colour combinations.

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They are both 13 inches tall to the tips of their ears, so a good size, and a cuddly little gift to give along with an Easter Egg.

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Knitted Gifts for Easter

Mama and Baby Bunny

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Weather is cold and miserable here at the moment. It is pouring down which is good, as it will hopefully clear the snow we had yesterday.

I find one of the best ways to get through January and February is to focus on Spring and use the ‘bad weather’ days to get creative and knit some gifts for Easter. There are some wonderful patterns out there for rabbits, chicks and little Lambs.

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Just finished this cute little ensemble which would look wonderful as a centre piece in an Easter basket. It was knitted in DK yarn on 4mm and 3mm needles. It was all knitted flat so quite a bit of fiddly sewing involved but it does produce a sturdy enough toy for a little one to play with.

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The mother bunny is 9 inches (23cms) in height and the baby bunny is 2.5 inches (7 cms)

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The pram comes with mattress, little pillow and blanket. It measures 5.5 inches (14 cms) high and 6 inches (16cms) in length.

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just the right size to accommodate the little bunny.

Pram Bunny 7 The hood, handle and wheels are all knitted separately and attached to the body of the pram.

Although fiddly I think it turned out quite a cute project.

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Millie the Midwife

Well here is a serious little bunny who is very career minded and has become a nurse.

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In fact she is a midwife, would imagine there is a great demand for her services among the rabbit population.

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Millie is 11″ and knitted in DK including her uniform. I know nurses don’t dress like this anymore, but nothing says nurse more than the starched apron, the armbands and nurses cap. I remember as a child receiving an outfit like this nearly every Christmas!

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The little Moses basket is 5″ in length and has  little pillow and mattress and there is a little blanket to wrap around the tiny baby bunny.

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It makes a cute  play set for a little girl, especially one who is about to become a big sister.

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She is a very caring and trustworthy little bunny.


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Here Come the Bunnies

I have been working on some rabbits  over the past few months and I must admit a dressed bunny is definitely my knit of choice.

Poppy

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This 11″rabbit knitted in DK on 4mm needles has a lovely white dress with a fair-isle poppy motif.

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She has a matching cardigan and little shoulder bag.

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So she is ready to hit the town for some serious shopping.

Belinda

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Belinda is knitted from the same pattern.

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Her dress has a pretty check pattern, instead of a cardigan she has a little bolero…

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…and again a matching bag for her shopping.

Summer

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Another bunny from the same pattern, I just love playing about with different colour combinations for the outfits.

Daisy

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This little dancer comes with her own ballet wrap.

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Of course what little girl can’t resist a ballerina bunny!

 


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Cute Little Kittens

I discovered a cute pattern for a cat by Ala & Ela and just love the way the little kittens turned out. They are all made from the same pattern but with a few modifications.

Sailor Sue

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Both cat and clothes were knitted in DK on 4mm needles and she turned out to be 10″ in height.

Mimi

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Mimi is dressed in a pale pink and blue jumper and pinafore

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Of course she has a little tail.

Kirsty the Kitten

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Like the rabbits each of these cats develop their own character!

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Ginger

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She looks very fetching in her green dress & bow

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These cats are not just for the nursery, I think they would make a lovely gift for adults, especially cat lovers.


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Novelty Footwear

There is something very satisfying in knitting little booties and shoes, they are a quick knit and  guaranteed to bring out a smile and an ahhhh response.

Woodland Booties

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I thought this time I would go for owl booties, to make a change from the usual bunny and duck ones

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They are knitted in DK  on 3mm needles They are knitted in woodland colours, a light fawn with orange piping and a green cuff. Sole of the booties are  4.5 inches (11 cm) with plenty of stretch so will fit baby 3-6 months and beyond.  The ribbed cuff gives a snug fit around the ankles so should hopefully stay on without the need to tie in place with ribbons.

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To match the booties I knitted a little owl toy, which measures 7″, a good size to fit in the corner of a cot or play pen and of course for little hands to hold.

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Little Puppy Slippers

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These little slippers were knitted for twins, they were knitted in DK on 3.75mm needles and would fit babies 0-3 months.

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The little puppy heads were a bit fiddly to assemble and attach to the booties, but well worth the effort.

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After knitting  the  slippers for the boy/girl twins I was asked to knit some more for girl twins.

 

 


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Doll in a Moses Basket

I was asked recently if I could knit a little doll in a Moses Basket and I’m so glad I took on the project.

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The Moses basket is knitted in a chunky yarn to make it sturdy and is 9″ in length. It comes with mattress and pillow and a  blanket to keep the doll warm and snug..Baby2

The handles of the Moses Basket were made by plaiting several strands of yarn, and securely attached to the basket. Baby4

The little doll is 5″ high in a sitting position and is knitted in DK and the clothes in 4ply. They  certainly have a lot of play value, and would make an ideal gift for a little girl who is about to become a big sister!

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Made another doll in a lilac outfit, who seemed to suit the Moses Basket as well

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Might be an idea to make a Moses Basket for twins!

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