Friday, September 25, 2009


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Pattern : Jo Pinafore by Kelly Brooker
Yarn : Cascade 220 Heathers, 93gms of purple, 80gms of green

When my friend Kelly asked for test knitters for her latest patterns "The March Sisters - a series of Pinafores for Little Women aged 0-5yrs", I jumped at the chance (although I’ve never read the book)

I tested out “Jo – which is a pinafore for the tomboy; a simple, non-girly pinafore perfect for throwing over a long tee and pair of jeans, ready to jump around in the muck” in a size 36 months for my little miss muck who hates getting her hands dirty inside but will quite happily go outside and dig around in the dirt….go figure.

The pattern is a quick and easy knit (even for a size 3!), and as always when I knit Kelly's patterns – I learnt something new, this time it was double knitting! A great knit for sitting in front of the TV.

(click for a bigger view)Jo Pinafore - Jo

I can’t wait to try the other 3 pinafores - Meg, Beth and Amy!!  This series is due to be released mid-October but if you really can’t wait that long, try out Pinny for a Dolly which Kelly has generously offered for free, and if you hurry I think there's a competition ending soon in which you can win some yarny goodness, more about that here