Thursday, May 13, 2010

Knitted yoke

Over the weekend, I tried out a new (to me) knitting technique: a yoke for a little jacket. It looked tricky but turned out to be much easier than I expected:
Here is the short-sleeved jacket, knitted in cashmerino aran yarn.

I'll be posting it off to Millie today, together with a little summer dress. I hope the sunshine returns soon so that she can wear them!
As I was working on the yoke, I couldn't help thinking of a certain lace collar in Cranford. Thank goodness I have no cat!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the wonderful clip! I love the little jacket and dress, and how Millie has grown. Did you make the dress too?

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  2. Hi Crinny
    No, I didn't make the dress, my sewing skills are still very primitive - straight lines only and even they come out rather wonky!

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  3. I don't knit so admire even more this little coat. The video clip is so funny. Is Cranford a movie or a tv series?

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  4. Terra
    Cranford is a television adaptation of the 19th century novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. As in Jane Austen's novels, one might think very little happens but the observation of the minutiae of everyday life is portrayed with great humour and compassion.

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  5. Love the knitting, Maureen, especially the colour.

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  6. Maureen- That sweater is beautiful! That red is perfect and with that dress? Millie is going to be adorable in it!

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  7. Rattling On and Karin
    Strong shades really suit my little brown haired granddaughter. I posted the package yesterday and hope I'll be sent a photo of her modelling the outfit very soon.

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