Archives for November 29, 2012

warm, cozy, and pretty

I think these are the cutest little tunics ever.  They were delightful to knit, and my girls love wearing them.  I bought the yarn for Larkspur’s first, and then realized that I would have to knit one for Beatrix as well.  While both are knit in Madelinetosh’s amber trinket colorway, Larkspur’s yarn is a bit more muted, Beatrix’s a bit brighter; a little wild.  The colorway and it’s variations suits them both perfectly.

This pattern is a favorite for sure and perfect as written, but I made a few changes.  I shortened the sleeves and eliminated the decreases before the bottom band.  This way they fit over loose long sleeved dresses well.  The pockets are a huge bonus.  Putting the tunic over an outfit adds warmth and instant pockets not to mention cuteness!  Both girls should be able to get two years wear out of these.  And of course Beatrix will eventually inherit Larkspur’s!

On Ravelry:  Beatrix’s and Larkspur’s

The yarn:  Madelinetosh vintage in amber trinket.  (I bought it at WEBS.)

The buttons:  I used a single purple heart button from Wooly Moss Roots at the back of the neck on each.  For the bottom band button, random large ones from who knows where.

The dresses:  Land’s End.  These are their favorite play dresses.