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The results of an excited auntie-to-be clicking away on the knitting needles;

Yarn; 8 balls of Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Modifications; because I was using DK weight yarn instead of the recommended aran weight, I added in an extra 20 stitches when casting on to allow for one extra lace repeat. I continued to knit until I was almost out of yarn.
Finished measurements after a good blocking; 80 cm wide x 101 cm long.

Cardigan Pattern; Offset Wraplan by Sara Morris in 3-6 months size.
Yarn; Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK.
Buttons are from Studio 54 in Blackrock.
The flame hat is an ode to my brother (the daddy)'s past like of flame shirts & boots, and of course, a cardigan to match. The cardigan numbers baffled me a bit; the back of the cardigan was much wider than the two fronts combined. The shape of the finished garment seems proportionately very wide, compared to its length. I do like it though, and will knit again with some modifications.
Pattern; Classic Cardigan by Debbie Bliss in 3-6 month size
Yarn; Baby Cashmerino; I used just under one ball of the contrast colour, and about 1 1/2 balls of the main colour.
Buttons; from Studio 54 in Blackrock.
I found the construction of this cardigan ridiculous; you are advised to knit the back & 2 fronts separately before seaming together and joining with the sleeves for the raglan decreases. I have since started to knit another one, and have cast on the back & 2 fronts in one go, allowing for seaming stitches.

Pattern; Duffel Coat by Debbie Bliss, in 3-6 months size
Yarn; Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Buttons; from Studio 54 in Blackrock.
Modifications; I did not add pockets (seriously, what infant needs a pocket?) and used a 3 needle bind off to join the hood instead of casting off & sewing up later.

Pattern; Beyond Puerperium by Kelly Brooker in 6 − 12 month size
Yarn; Rialto DK
Buttons from Studio 54
Modifications; I wanted a contrast colour button band & edging; when knitting the body I omitted the button band stitches, & then picked up & knit the button band in contrast colour later. The similarity to Australia's sports colours is simply coincidence!

Pattern; made up, inspired by Wurm by katushika
Yarn; leftovers of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK
I cast on 68 stitches in the round; knit 2 x 2 ribbing for 3 cm, & then alternated between purl & knit bands, changing colour as I changed the stitches. Decreases were terribly fudged. I will probably make more of these, but suspect I would sit down & do some proper sums first!

Pattern; made up
Yarn; Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
I seem to have a thing for horizontal stripes on babies. I suppose, they don't worry about whether or not their bums look big in stripes. 
After all of this, I has the baby knits fatigue. Just another hat to make & I'm done though. And then I can move on to some adult-sized things in hand-wash only yarns, huzzah!


  1. Wow you have been busy! Lovely presents. I've reached my baby knitting limit too and have finally CO for something for me.

  2. Wow, amazing work, missus! What a lucky baby. My friend just had twins so thanks for the ideas :)

  3. I knitted the Shale blanket too and it's a lovely pattern. Your one looks just lovely, perfect for a new baby.


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