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Alpakka leggings

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I made a pair of leggings using some leftover red alpaca yarn. It was meant to be held double with the thicker alpaca I used for the red Saffran cardigan but in the end I only used the thicker alpaca and had this left over. I used Paelas Haverdags thighs pattern and made a 3 year size. They have a beautiful lace pattern going up on each leg that doesn’t show very well in the picture but they are really pretty and will be a great complement to all the sweaters in the chest with clothes for future children. The pattern features fold hems both at the waist and the ankles and I inserted clear elastic in the waist to ensure that they stay up despite running around and playing.

These are so nice I almost want to knit myself a pair of alpaca stockings, but knitting stockings for a pretty big me doesn’t sound that fun. Have you made anything like this in adult size?

Loki

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Loki sweater in size 2 years, knitted in Filcolana peruvian highland wool in the colourways 281 (blue), 101 (white), 254 (apricot)

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Loki sweater in size 6 years, knitted in Filcolana peruvian highland wool in the colourways 190 (green), 101 (white), 254 (apricot)

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Loki doesn’t have any neck shaping so I added a couple of short rows below the yoke and one above the yoke for the green. It a fun and quick knit and the yarn is wonderful to work with. Filcolana peruvian highland wool is squishy and soft for normal wool but not super soft it still is a little scratchy but still soft enough for most children I think and it works really well for colourwork having just enough grip to keep the stitches in place. I’m thinking of making a yoked sweater for me to in this, I like the idea of sweaters but the ease of taking on and of cardigans without making to much of a fuss in classes or on a packed bus, so we’ll see what becomes of it. As of my blouse fever I’m knitting a blouse and have ordered yarn for another one, on the needles and almost finished is Amélie by Gudrun Johnston in the amazing yarn Canopy Fingering by The Fiber Co. as called for, it is super soft slightly drapey but not overly so and semi variated witch gives depth to the colour. and soon to be started is Waterlily from Pom pom issue 8 as long as the yarn I ordered works. So hopefully I will be wearing a lot of skirts, blouses and jumpers this winter. 

I’m so glad to be knitting again and to have the inspiration back after 6 months.

Tiny shirt

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I made this little shirt for Peters nephew’s (the little one in this blog) for his first birthday a couple of months ago and shipped it of before photographing it and I snapped this picture when we visited them a few weeks back. It’s made of 100% cotton, with plastic buttons to simplify washing. I used the basic woven top pattern in size 86 from Inger Öbergs book in pattern making for children’s wear and drafted it more shirt like and made the bottom flair out a little to make extra room to dipper bottoms.