Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yacht Club Skirt

I've been doing a few test knits for some fabulous designers recently - and here's another one! This one is from talented designer Elena Nodel. This skirt is gorgeous and great for winter or summer. The pattern itself is easy to follow - even the cable charts, which I'd never used before. I'm really happy with how it's turned out and Tessa loves it too. It comes in a range of sizes from 0-6 months right up to a 10-12 year old size and can be knit in either 8 ply or 10 ply. I'm very confident I'll be knitting this skirt again - Izzy wants one too!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I completed another of Julia's gorgeous new Teacher's Pet dresses recently, as a final test of the new pattern. I love this one, but couldn't get any modelled pictures for a while as Tessa was sick with the Swine Flu. She's much better now though, and I managed to get some pictures the other day, between rain showers!

I used Paton's Merino yarn and hand dyed it, and used Bendigo Woollen Mills for the trim. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I can see us getting a lot of wear out of this dress.