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12 In knitting

Her first garment

She did it all by herself!  Even the seaming. There were some hairy moments, but all in all she kept her cool where lesser knitters (that would be me) would have lost it.  When I said that I was ripping Cherish, Lily claimed the Big Wool for herself. 

Here she is having a Vogue moment.  She knit the jacket in the smallest size, and it’s still over-sized on her, but I think it looks great belted.  By the time she got to joining the fronts at the shoulder, and starting the back she was a little disenchanted with the eyelet pattern.  Hence the plain back.

Pattern: Storm from Hearfelt by Kim Hargreaves.

Yarn:  Rowan Big Wool in Latte.  6 balls.

Needles: 12mm

Modifications:  Lily decided to have the stocking stitch as the right side.  The pattern actually says it should be reverse stocking stitch, but she liked the look of the eyelets better against the knit side.  The eyelet pattern was discontinued at the shoulders.


I can’t blame her for looking pleased with herself!  I’m very proud of her.  I think she has a very bright knitting future.

Smug “I knit my first Kim Hargreaves” look!

And now that the photo shoot’s done, she’s away knitting a wedding dress for her doll.


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    10th April 2008 at 10:31 am

    bravo lily!!!! beautiful first sweater!!!!

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    10th April 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations Lily, it’s gorgeous!

    May your knitting career be a long and fruitful one! 🙂

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    10th April 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Congratulations to Lily ! This is such a beautiful knit , she can be very proud of herself !

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    10th April 2008 at 6:12 pm

    First of all, you have a very beautiful little girl there – well not so little now, a very sweet young lady 🙂 And I LOVE what she’s done with that big wool. She must be so proud of herself. I can’t even get my 7 yr old to pick up a pair of needles, she is showing no interest whatsoever. I’m hoping one day that changes, but she’s like her Daddy and more in to video games 🙁

    Have a lovely weekend. I just got done splurging at my LYS 🙂

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    10th April 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Well done Lilly!! Fantastic

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    10th April 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Lily is such a fantastic knitter. I can see her being a future knitting designer one day. I think it turned out beautifully and I agree with the side she chose too, it does look good.

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    11th April 2008 at 1:30 am

    Wow! Very impressive! You must be one proud mom.

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    11th April 2008 at 7:55 am

    Wow. Some kid. And some knitting. You are so right about the Vogue moment – that top photo could absolutely have come from Vogue. I’d say Lily could have a modeling as well as a knitting career ahead…

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    11th April 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I love that Lily knits! It’s a beautiful sweater, and I think it’s great that she’s personalized it to suit her own tastes. Very cool!

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    15th April 2008 at 10:30 pm

    What a model! Beautiful!!

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    28th April 2008 at 5:14 pm

    i am completely impressed!!!!
    beautiful work lily!
    i can’t wait to show my libby!!! 🙂

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    28th April 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I’m so impressed! What terrific knitting and that color and pattern choice are just perfect for her.

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