Poncho – Number 2

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This is the second time I made this Poncho for my daughter. The 1st one has been worn as a Poncho at nursery, a large Jumper as a toddler, a short Jumper as an early teen till with regrets it had to join the pile of too small clothes. I still had the pattern so we agree that a new one will come around, done in a size 14 years this time. My daughter was very pleased and still remembered how she would sit “inside it”, stretching it with her knees, and getting her arms under it. I am surprised Poncho Number 1 survived so many years.

I used the quality Cocoon from Bergere De France that you can also find at LoveKnitting.com The colour is “Cocoon Cuivre” (Copper). Knitted in 6.5 mm needles, and from side to side in one piece, it goes fast, very fast. The pattern is too old to be find on line.

 

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Cup Cake Beanie

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Gorgeous Cup Cake Beanie, we would almost eat it. A christmas present that we can only published after being delivered. Pattern was found under LoveKnitting.com at Muffin Hat. Knitted in size 12 months, I used the Quality Ideal knitted in double from Bergere de France.  Ideal is a soft & warn yarn, machine washable – definitively a must for the little one clothes.

For the cherry on the top, I preferred using the free pattern from Ravelry.com that you can found here. It gives a better round shape.

 

Plaiting your knit

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From an original model Bergere de France, the edges of the top is a plait half knitting half plaited. It requires to knit 3 bandes that you plait. The bandes are knitted with 3st knit, 3st purl, 3st knit so they don’t roll when you plait them. It does add a luxurious touch to the top, “tres couture”. The difficulty is sewing and closing the bands together into a cercle. Any suggestions here will be good.

We can’t resist to make some layette

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There is something lovely about knitting baby clothes. Mainly for two reasons… One everything that is tiny is “oh so cute”. Two the yarn used is soft and pleasant to knit. There I wonder why we don’t use it more often for grow up knitwear. We can double up, even triple up and give ourselves a chunky soft knitwear. I used the quality “Ciboulette” from Bergere de France and their explanations from the Beanie & Bootees Set (183) and from the Cross Over Top (184) (available in English, French and other languages).