Thursday, 11 April 2013

Sailboat in Knit - why did I wait so long?!



I have made a fair few of these tops in woven fabric but never in knit before. Oh. My. Goodness. They are SO great in knit!

This fabric is beautifully soft and it has been languishing at the bottom of my 'to recycle' pile for months. To tell you the truth it is one of my favourite jumpers that met it's demise in our old evil washing machine. In its last days before it went bang, our machine decided to destroy random washes. My precious jumper came out covered in black stains. Impossible to shift. I shed tears, many many tears. It is cashmere for goodness sake! Why?

This brings me on to my heart embellishments. Not just pretty. Functional. They cover up the black bits and add some interest at the same time. Boo loves them.



Their placement is completely random and I like the look.



I used plain white knit from an old t-shirt for the facings. So this project really cost me nothing. (casting aside the price of Boden jumper)



It is an exquisitely soft, thin knit. Really warm yet not bulky. Great for layering.



I made her usual size 6 for this. I was a bit worried about it being too big in knit fabric. I wasn't sure how it would fit her. As it happens it is perfect. I will need to layer underneath anyway but that doesn't mean the outfit is too bulky for a coat afterwards. She always shies away from putting a jumper/cardigan over her pretty dress or top. But this time the pretty is on the warm layer. Mummy wins!



I didn't think I was going to have much success putting buttonholes through this fabric so the buttons are sewn on through the layers of the shoulder openings. The neckline is nice and accommodating so there is no need to have functioning buttonholes anyway.

Nanny and Papa bought her a new umbrella. All ready for those April showers!


6 comments:

  1. This does look so soft and snuggly.
    I should try it in knit too - Lucy would love it

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    1. It is honestly like having a new pattern! You are good at knits, try it!

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  2. And here's me who's never tried it in a woven! It does rock in knit, and what a beautiful fabric you had to hand. The scattered hearts are super cute. Glad it fits without the buttons functioning. (it didn't on my big noggined nephew)

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    1. Really? That just shows how differently we all use the patterns!

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  3. What a lovely knit to use for the top! That's too bad about your jumper but at least the fabric could be put to good use.:)

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    1. Thanks! I feel a teeny bit better about the whole thing now I have saved it from the bin.

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