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Sundae Bonnet

12.5.16
Please welcome my latest spring design - Sundae Bonnet. I knitted this super easy hat for cool spring and summer days for my little baby. She is modeling her new bonnet together with her lovely dad :)


I used my favorite DK weight cotton yarn from Rico Design in beautiful Magenta color.



This bonnet is quick and easy to knit and it is completely seamless. The front of the bonnet is knitted back and forth while the crown is knitted in the round. An attached I-cord ending along neck edge is made between two I-cord ties. 



The knitting pattern for it is available from one of my pattern stores:

on Ravelry:

on Craftsy:
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Cross-Bow Vest

1.5.16
Today I would like to share my latest knitted design - Cross-Bow Vest. I have been thinking about this beautiful bow stitch for a couple of months. I wanted to knit something simple and stylish at the same time. I also wanted to keep the bow pattern through the whole garment. So I came up with an idea of t-shape vest with boat neck shape.



This vest is very easy to knit. Both parts front and back are knitted similar but it takes some time to make up each bow and fix their centers with couple of stitches. It requires a bit of time and patience but the result is worth it.




Also this vest is perfect garment for all seasons. It can be knitted with wool yarn and combined with long-sleeve top for cold autumn/winter days. Also it can be knitted with summer cotton yarn and be a perfect spring/summer top for any outfit.




The sleeves edge is decorated with I-cord which match the pattern and looks really beautiful on this vest. I used sport/5-ply weight merino wool for my vest.







I wrote a knitting pattern for my Cross-Bow Vest. It is very detailed and contains row-by-row instructions for all sizes and very detailed assembly process in pictures.

The knitting pattern can be downloaded from one of my pattern stores:

on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cross-bow-vest

on Craftsy:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/clothing/cross-bow-vest/204202

on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/292114545


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Squirrel V Hat

10.4.16
Recently I've finished working on my new hat design - Squirrel V Hat.


I made two matching hats for both my little girls. I spent some time to create the proper "squirrel" ears shape and so happy how it turned out.


The orange hat is size 0-3 months and is knitted with Cascade 220 superwash yarn. The terracotta one is size 2-3 years is knitted with Rowan wool superwash DK. I love both hats but I think that orange yarn keeps the ears shape a bit better.


Both hats are knitted in the round with size 4mm needles and have just one seam on the top. The ears are knitted back and forth and decorated with tufts.


The knitting pattern for Squirrel V Hat is available from one of my pattern stores:

on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/squirrel-v-hat

on Craftsy:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/squirrel-v-hat/200740

on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289061907

or paper copy on eBay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252348493837

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Big Temptation Poncho

14.3.16
Last year I designed Temptation Poncho and Hat Set for my daughter. It was her favourite outfit for the past autumn. I love it so much so this year I decided to make a similar poncho for myself. So, please welcome Temptation Poncho Adult version.



Today was a lovely sunny day so we used our chance to take some pictures and had some fun together with my daughter.



I really love the idea of the matching outfit for mother and daughter. I think we will wear our ponchos often this spring for the family walks around. Also I think it would one of the best garments for the country side adventures.



For my poncho I used the same yarn Cascade Ecological wool but in shade 8016.



I also wrote a knitting pattern for two sizes S-M and L-XXL.
The knitting pattern for Temptation Poncho – Adult is available from one of my pattern stores:

on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/big-temptation-poncho 

on Craftsy:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/clothing/big-temptation-poncho-/196589

on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/285773421

or hard (paper) copy on ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/vitalina_craft

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