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Thursday, 22 November 2012

smocked jumper


Years ago when my girls were aged 4 and 2 years, a friends knitted them a smocked dress each. The wool was quite chunky so they wore them as coats with woolly hats and scarves. My daughter then used the same dresses for the twins when they were younger, they have just grown out them. I have a hand knitted copy of the pattern but have never used it until now. As the pattern only goes up to age 4 I decided to make the sleeves longer so the twins can now have the same dress but use it as a smocked jumper. I have just finished the first one, they wanted gold and silver :) so I have used grey and will make the other one in mustard. Smocking in turquoise. The dress is made all in one piece, beginning at the bottom, going up the front, leaving a gap for the neck then carrying on down the other side. Then casting on stitches for the sleeves and collar. A very simple pattern. 



4 comments:

Peg said...

Beautiful! And such lovely smocking!

thelinencloud said...

Very lovely .. and great to create something new for the girls to wear now from the same pattern ... Bee xx

Flying Blind... said...

You are so blimming clever!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

In my world, only the most gifted of seamstresses can do smocking. Your granddaughters are fortunate little girls. My mother bought my daughter's Polly Flander's dresses when they were small and I used to sit and study the smocking. Yours are so pretty!