Wednesday, June 10, 2009

FO:Oriental Lily for Two

"June is for finishing" continues! It's great that other people are joining in too, and I love seeing all the things that people are making - I'm enjoying getting those hibernating things finally done, very satisfying.

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I am a big fan of Tikki's lovely patterns and after testing the Oriental Lily pattern for her last year I really wanted to make one for M1. I had intended to make her one this time last year but intentions was as far as I got. June is for Finishing seemed the perfect time to stop procrastinating and finally get on and make one! The test knit I made was a newborn size but is still being worn by its very cute recipient (yay) and I also modified the pattern to make a doll size one for a swap with a friend. So this is #3 Oriental Lily for me and probably won't be the last - very cute and a lovely versatile design.

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I made the 2-3y size and having already made the short sleeves I just knit until I ran out of yarn - thus ending up with a knee length dress for Malmost2. The bodice is roomy and I think this is definitely another "2 winters" knit which is great.

I took an enormous number of photos but my camera was playing up and combined with a runaway toddler most of the photos looked something like this:
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Obviously I need to find a new bribe for photography sessions! This one shows off the yarn nicely though. Its JJ's Montage 8ply and I used all of the 200g skein. The contrast is Cleckheaton Country 8ply in Black and I used about half a ball I think. I bought this yarn when we lived up north, possibly drawn to the red/black colourway reminding me of home! It was lovely to knit with and softer than Utiku, I really love the pink and red against the black and it seems to me to be well suited as a winter knit. Mostly it didn't pool except for one triangle bit across the middle of the skirt. I haven't seen this yarn for sale down here anywhere which is a shame as I would buy it again, makes a nice change from the usual Wool Company ones.

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Ravelry has the yarn listed as worsted and on 4mm I got 19st/10cm which means my 2-3y size is possibly more like a 3-4y size. So of course I couldn't resist trying it on N as well (who is 3y8m).

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And I think I like it better on her!!! More a tunic than a dress it fits her perfectly and the colours really suit her. I'll probably put it on her this winter and M next year (since she is still fitting her Rainbow Dress from last year). I think the length on her is much nicer and hopefully she won't refuse to wear it like she does all the other knitted things in her wardrobe!

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She's a much more obliging model, actually staying still for a few seconds!

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Well mostly. Can't you almost hear the "no more photos Mum!" (I can see why they say never work with children or animals lol)
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More pics on flickr and my Ravelry page.

18 comments:

Hege said...

They bot look beautiful in the dress/tunik! Lve the color.

Jen said...

That is gorgeous! I totally hear you on the uncooperative model thing, though....

I wish boy knits were that cute. ;-)


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Liz said...

Love it, love it, love it. What more can I say!

Jo's Place said...

That's fantastic gabes, I love those colours and how fantastic is it that it fits both girls, bonus

Bells said...

i adored looking at these photos. Just lovely.

Diane said...

I love it! It looks great on both of your girls, who by the way are so adoreable!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Sooooo ADORable!!!! What a great design and I love all pictures :)

kv said...

i can see why you'd just want to keep snapping pics, she's adorable

Joanne Foot said...

Beautiful Gabes! And don't you love it when not only does it fit for more than one season, but more than one child. *wink*
Fantastic photos too :)

Melissa said...

Your girls are so cute! That's amazing that one knit can fit both of them. Love the color combo.

Julie said...

It looks great finished up and 2 for the price of 1, how lucky... It looks gorgeous on both of them, but you are right it does really, really suit N with her dark hair. What's next the blanket perhaps???? X

Kelly said...

Delightful yarn colourway! Love it!
And look at Miss N - she is looking so grown up, much more than the 2months older than Amelia

KnittyBec said...

Oh thats lovely, especially the colour

Anna said...

Oh my goodness, your children are so adorable! I love the dress/tunic on both of them. The colours are fabulous! Basically I just love everything you have posted here...

Lynne said...

Gorgeous knit; adorable [and cute] models!

little grubs said...

Beautiful dress and beautiful model! I've not been in the computer too much this week beacuse you motivated me to get finishing! Hopefully post some photos soon. x

Rose Red said...

Love this! Looks fantastic on both models, but I agree, especially suits N with her beautiful dark hair!

Rima said...

This is just gorgeous! Looks great to her.

Rima
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