Friday, August 5, 2011


I’m going to share some of my finished projects using patterns from one of my favourite designers, Georgie Hallam.  I was lucky enough to get to test-knit the following designs which are all knit seamlessly and in the round for the most part.

First up is a gorgeous wee knit called Darwinia.  this is an adorable girl babydoll or dress and features gathering on the bodice, and a little ruffle on the bottom.


Darwinia is knit in 8ply and can be knit in both cotton or wool (mine has been done in cotton for the summer) which means its great all year round.  Sizing goes up to sz 10 and starts at a tiny NB.


Next, is the sister pattern to Darwinia – Acacia.  This can be knit in 4ply for sizes NB-2y or 8ply for sizes 12m – 10y.  Acacia can also be knit in either cotton or wool, again making it perfect for every season.

There is two different style – the first with gathers on the bodice as you can see on my pictures, and the other with gathers throughout the whole body.  I loved knitting this pattern and it’s one I plan on knitting again very soon.


And last, but definitely not least, theres Little Butterflies which is a delightful wee short sleeved cardigan that features a circular yoke and little butterflies on the yoke.  I’m a bit disappointed because none of the photos I took show off the butterflies to well.


While I’ve done mine in just one colour, the pattern has instructions on how to a contrast trim.  Designed in 8ply there is also step by step instructions on how to knit this design up in different weight yarn.


I’ve also just finished another test knit for Georgie but I’ll give that its own separate post next week.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

And Another

I’ll get straight into it today with my first designer being Cathy Rubin.  Now there’s heaps of patterns out there for fingerless gloves but these ones are gorgeous with the added ribbons for the girls.  Ribbon Glubs are a OSFM pattern knit with 8ply.


They are knit seamlessly and for the most part in the round, they are such a quick knit that you can whip a pair up in an afternoon. As you can see above, they are a great fit on Miss 4 and also below, on Miss 8


Don’t like the ribbon look? That’s fine as you can also leave them out which also makes them perfect for the boys. 

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The other designer is Anne McCrea, I was lucky enough to test this next design and it really is a delightful girly knit.  This one is called Ariane Dreams and is part of a bigger collection of hers called the Dreamer Collection.

This a gorgeous tunic/dress that is knit in the seamlessly and has a plain bodice and 3 different lace options for the skirt.  You can knit this pattern in either 8ply or 10ply and has a range of different sizes starting at 3m. I love this pattern and am looking forward to trying out the other lace options