A customer asked if I could knit a Tatty Teddy for her grand-child.
Here is my first attempt, without any embellishments.
I now need to try size it up. He's about 8" but she asked for one about 12".
Found the pattern for this on Ravelry (sorry, no link as I'm doing this post via my phone!). The pattern is bi-lingual, French and English. The knitting part is written pretty well but the making up instructions are pretty sparse so it's definitely not a pattern for beginners.
This pattern is sort of a recipe. I've written out the basic body and the instructions for all the embellishments - hats, skirts, etc. You can then go ahead and add your own colours, spots, stripes, whatever!
Forgot to actually show a picture of my finished jumper!
It's knit with some bamboo/acrylic mix from Lidl and is quite heavy now it's finished. Feels nice to wear. And I love the lace.
Personally I'm not too keen on sleeve that flare out at the bottom but as these only come to my elbows they don't get in the way too much. If I was doing it again I'd cut out the flare bit.
I also had a bit of an issue with the crochet borders. The stitch count seemed way too small and pulled in the knitting too much, making it too tight. Do I just crocheted something that felt comfortable to wear and went from there. Worked out okay in the end.
I'm taking some time this week to make something for me, something nice!
I've had this magazine for 5 years and made nothing so thought I'd give a nice lace-y jumper a go. I've never knit a garment from a chart like this so it was a bit daunting at the start but I think I have the hang of it now. I've the back and front done so just the sleeves and edgings left.
Although that'll probably take another week - bloody sleeves always seem to take so long!
Emily announced this morning that Barbie is to get married to Ken tomorrow. Now none of our Barbies have wedding dresses so while she was at summer camp I sewed one up for her. (Not requested, just did it for the fun!)
The skirt's a bit long, but it just adds to the drama!