Pink lady knits



I have photos of two works in progress to show you. The first is "Coquette" from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. It's a lovely pattern and only about 4% of the American population can/should wear I am making it for my perfectly petite best friend, Katie. Instead of cotton, I am making this in a lovely stretchy 100% superfine alpaca in charcoal. This is quite a change from the originally suggested fiber, but for good reason. Katie is a tiny person, but she has a large bust, if I were to make this in cotton, it wouldn't stretch to fit her in a flattering way, it would be baggy at her waist and stretched to capacity at her bust. The alpaca will provide the give she needs and will create a more flattering line. In addition, just to make sure I've covered my bases, I've also added two rows of eyelet holes on the center back of the waist. I will thread some large red ribbon through here in the fashion of a corset so that it can be cinched if she needs to make the waist tighter. I am almost finished with this piece, the only part that is yet to be completed is the ribbing at the bottom. I can't wait to give this to her, I think she'll get a lot of use out of it.

Next up we have Grace's Birthday Sweater (V.3). She will be three years old on September 15th, and so I wanted to make her something fun, girly and practical. I think I've managed to do all three with this simple raglan pullover. Her Uncle VJ helped to pick out the yarn colors and I found vintage buttons in his Grandmother's I think this is going to be a hit. I have the rest of the body and the sleeves to complete, but still this sweater is flying. I am doing 6 row stripes for the pink and 10 row stripes for the's very preppy, no?

These and the baby boy knits are top on my list right now...deadline oriented, dontcha know. I just need to knock them out and then I can get around to some fun knits for me!

1 comment:

Jen said...

I love Grace's Bday Sweater! It is very Lily Pulitzer.