Finished things

The nightshirt – finally finished

Finished things 17 January 2011
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The fabric and pattern pieces for this nightshirt have unfortunately spent many months living in a cupboard. I got as far as working out a cutting layout and preparing the fabric. Then a friend came to stay and I needed to clear things away. Funny how things drift out of your mind once they’re out [...]

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Knitted cloche 1920s style

Finished things 11 January 2011
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This hat turned out to be very 1920s in style – feel like I should be dancing the Charleston when I’m wearing it. I like the feel of the fabric – knitting on this size of needles makes it very dense. The hat has a shaped brim in linen stitch; the main body of the [...]

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A simple A-line skirt for winter

Design & ideas 22 November 2010
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I’ve just finished designing and making a winter skirt and have even worn it out of the house. Progress at last! Design The skirt is a very simple A-line with two back darts and a concealed side zip. It has a free hanging lining. There’s no waistband: it’s just bound at the top with some [...]

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‘Gneissic’ drop stitch scarf

Finished things 24 October 2010
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I’ve finished my scarf and I’m really pleased with it – I like the texture, and it must be one of the quickest things I’ve ever knitted. I’m not a fast knitter (by a long, long way) but the scarf grows at about 10-15 cm every quarter hour. The finished scarf is about 2m long [...]

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Camisole top from Japanese pattern book ‘everyday tops’

Finished things 18 October 2010
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This is the final piece I made to take on holiday. I wanted something cool to wear under short-sleeved blouses so made this top out of light-weight woven cotton. The top fitted really badly but I ended up wearing it a lot anyway. Pattern details Name: Pattern 20 from the ‘every day tops’ Japanese pattern [...]

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