Thursday, 7 August 2014

Giftwrap set

July 2014

I recently spent a very pleasant week at Centre Parcs in Sherwood Forest. Practical as ever, I decided that the best project to take away with me on holiday would be one which required me to carry 8 balls of yarn around with me in what can really only be described as a sack…

But there were babies to knit for, and babies don't hang around. I won a boxful of Stylecraft dk in a competition last year, and had been meaning to make something colourful with it for a while.

I love this little set, but I do wish I'd done something to test out the palate first, if that makes sense. All of the colours are very pretty, and they mostly do combine very well, but the pale purple does tend to blend into the grey a little too much for my liking, and if I was to make this again, I would leave it out or use a different shade.

A word of warning to anyone thinking of embarking on a project like this - every stripe means two loose ends to sew in. I was very grateful this wasn't an adult sized project - I think if it was it might still be hanging around half-finished. Having said that, being topdown and seamless there is very little finishing with this project other than sewing in the ends, so I shouldn't really complain.

Giftwrap is available as an e-book with a onesie pattern as well as this bonnet and cardigan. 

Pattern: Giftwrap sweater and bonnet by Carina Spencer
Yarn: Stylecraft special dk in 1246 Lipstick (red), 1711 Spice (orange), 1114 Sunshine (yellow), 1316 Spring Green (green), 1003 Aster (blue) and 1188 Lavender (pale purple)
Hayfield bonus dk in Velvet Plum (dark purple) and Light Grey Mix (grey)
Amount: Less than one ball of each
Needles: 3.50mm
Size: Smallest
On ravelry: here

1 comment:

  1. There's something about rainbow colors that seems to appeal to everyone. I love this set!