Friday 25 July 2014

FO Friday......A Wee Envelope Jumper.

Happy Friday, everyone. I've finished the Wee Envelope Jumper!!!!! It is so cute!!! After a few false starts, joining the back and front yokes, I whizzed through it. It is knit in the round and there is no seaming at all with this pattern, just picking up a few stitches.

If you decide to cast on this gorgeous baby sweater by Ysolda Teague, all I would say is read the instructions carefully and if it says join with first stitch, think about which exactly is the first stitch ( I joined the last stitch) or picking up stitches along a certain row not along the edge like I did, that's where I went wrong not reading instructions properly. The above photo shows you how the jumper is supposed to look like once you've started the back yoke. I'm sure everyone else won't have a problem anyway, it's just me, I'm going to blame my fuzzy head and warm weather ;-)

Once you're ready to start and join the right sleeve to the back yoke it will look twisted, that is correct, I knit it flat and obviously didn't get the envelope opening. This is how the front should look like once you start knitting the sleeve.

I hope I haven't made this knit sound complicated, it really isn't, it was just me not reading and following instructions correctly. I'd never knit this construction before and when I emailed the pattern support with a photo asking where I'd gone wrong, I had a reply within an hour putting me back on track. Once explained it clicked straight away where I'd gone wrong, I just need to go button shopping now to finish it off.

I know this pattern will be one I keep going back to time and time again, I've already decided the yarn and colours for the next one in a bigger size, the pattern goes up to an age four year old. I love that there is no seaming, it makes for a quick knit, once I'd finished the yokes and sleeves, the body didn't take long at all. I used Kettle Yarn Wimbledon Sport in Blue Pictcies, it's a beautiful, soft squishy yarn in 100% superwash merino, perfect for baby knits.

We've had another couple of birthdays this week, it was Paige's birthday on Monday, she's my youngest daughter and she turned 19, where do the years go??????

It was a beautiful sunny day, so we decided to take a picnic over to Bantock Park. She had a lovely time, it was nice as her sister and partner were still down visiting, her gran and grandad, Aunty and all her cousins were there to celebrate with her.

Wednesday, it was my sister's birthday, this time we took a picnic over Telford Park, we were going to take this cutie over to the play area but it was so hot, we found a spot under a big shady tree and didn't move. She was happy playing with her new frisbee or flying disc as she kept correcting us.

I managed to just sit and get some knitting done, I love to knit outdoors, it makes me happy and with this wonderful weather we are enjoying in the UK, I'm getting plenty chances of doing exactly that.

I had to share this photo with you, this is my dad and baby nephew, it was all too much for them and they zonked out. I love this photo, it makes me smile every time I look at it, my dad said he wasn't asleep, he was resting his eyes. Yeah right!!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.




m said...

you are such a lovely family, listening to you and looking at your pictures makes me happy!
The enveloppe sweater looks great, I'm tempted to cast on too - however I fear my skills are not up to the task...
have a lovely weekend!
Greetings from Istanbul

Joy said...

The little sweater is gorgeous Deb - I'm glad it all worked out well in the finish, just a minor hiccup. Happy birthday to Paige - isn't she pretty - and to your sister; what a busy time you're having. I'm loving the pic of the sleeping beauties and I might add, that's exactly what my Hubby says when he's caught out -"I'm just resting my eyes"! xoJoy

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and sister! Your little jumper is so lovely, I really like the neckline, nice and easy to put on and off a little one. My Dad - and husband - rest their eyes like that too!! Sometimes accompanied by the odd snore too! xx

Stefanie said...

My gosh, you are quick. I love that baby jumper. I like how it has a wide neckline as some baby heads are big.
Your daughter is gorgeous. Glad she had a beautiful day. The pic of the sleeping ohana is hella funny!

Jo said...

Lots of Fun and Games, no wonder they fell asleep! Jo xx

Unknown said...

That final photo is an absolute treasure, Deb! I still have a similar silly photo of me and my grandpa when I was nine, I love it to bits. You have had such a wonderful family time! Happy birthdays, cakes, sunshine...and you manage to knit that gorgeous little top! Excellent! Happy days! Chrissie x

Unknown said...

This weather we're having is great! I'm hoping is lasts a while longer as I'm off for 2 weeks at the beginning of August.

I love knitting baby clothes. They fly off the needles. The envelope tee looks like the construction is enough to keep your mind busy while you knit. I do like a novel way of making things. Maybe I'll have a go.

Ellen x

Unknown said...

Love your family shots Deb, always nice to have such fab outings together. Happy birthday to your daughter Paige! And how beautiful your envelope jumper looks, superneat model! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such gorgeous family photos!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Great photos and I love that jumper ... I really love that style!

Melissa Marie said...

It looks like you all had a fun time! The jumper is adorable! :)

Unknown said...

What an adorable little jumper, and just perfect for a baby.

Love the last photo!

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