Thursday, December 06, 2007

Flower Power

Little girlie baby and kid designs in pinks and frills just don't do it for me. I love bold colors, retro and mod designs and anything cute with a flower on it. Evidence #1, Kaya's 1st birthday sweater:

From the second I saw this fabulous design in Susan's new book, Itty Bitty Nursery, I just knew I had to make it. It was a really fun knit, a balance of basic knitting and fun embelishing. A cutie knit for a cutie little girl....

Pattern: Flower Cardigan in Itty Bitty Nursery by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Manos Cotton Stria in (crap, I lost the yarn labels), I think it was Denim for the main color
Needles: Addi US 5
Measurements: An approximate 1-2 size
Started: October 1, 2007
Finished: December 3, 2007
Other Details: I can never get 5 sts/1" with this yarn. I followed the 6-12 size (and the 1-2 length measurments) and ended up with a 1-2 year size. I made the flower petal and center bigger and did a 3 sts i-cord instead of a 2.

Evidence #2 - I kept the flower power going with the Petal Bibs from One Skein. I just loved these colors together;

Pattern: Petal Bibs from One Skein book by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Rowan Handknit cotton in 316, 305 and 314
Needles: Addi US 6
Measurements: One size
Started: November 27, 2007
Finished: December 1, 2007
Other Details: So cute! Really quick and interesting. You can easily do one of these a night...


At 11:23 AM, Blogger Ruinwen said...

It's so nice for you to knit up some color on this cold winter's day! So adorable! :)

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Oiyi said...

The sweater and bibs ae too cute!! I really love the colors you used.

At 2:35 PM, Blogger JanuaryOne Cara said...

Too freaking cute!!!

At 4:23 PM, Blogger sue said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I dont like using pastels for baby knits either, and I think the colors you used are just beautiful. I am sure she will look so cute in them too.

At 5:04 PM, Blogger Bertha said...

So awesome!! I bet Jo loved the sweater!!

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Beautiful! I bought the Itty Bitty Hats a while back based on your recommendation! I've been looking at that petal bib for awhile and I guess I'll have to make a few now. Maybe after Christmas though. Thanks for sharing!

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Me said...

very cute cardigan!!!!

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Oh my, you knit so beautifully, Dani. That color is stunning. I have heard that people have trouble getting gauge with this yarn, I don't know what it is. Your cardi is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
*love those bibs, too!

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Colleen said...

Oh my goodness. I can feel the cuteness all the way down here!

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Kaya said...

Thank you Dani!

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At 12:53 PM, Blogger Nik said...

How. freaking. cute. is. that. sweater?

Cute and artsy, the design is simply beautiful.


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