Sunday, November 25, 2007

Devan

Pattern: Devan by Holli Yeoh, from Knitty
Yarn: Stripes are Schoppel Admiral, colourway 1744 (2 x100g balls, 60g left over)
Contrast colour is Opal Uni, colourway 1412 (1x100g ball, 30g left over)
Needles: 3mm straights & 2,5mm/60cm circs
Size: 2-3 years
Mods: Not much, made the detail on back slightly bigger to use each stripe colour and made larger button holes to suit the
flower buttons; these were from Ally Pally - I've lost the card with the details of the stall holder, will update if I find it or a miracle occurs and I remember the name.


I really enjoyed making this, it is a very nice, simple pattern to follow and the stripes in the yarn striped well - although I have to admit that towards the tops of the fronts and the arms, where there was more shaping, I did help things along a bit to make the stripes neater. I wasn't going to 'fess up to this, but feel that it's only fair to in case someone decides to use this yarn and expects it to work up perfectly. I still didn't manage to get the fronts exactly the same, but I like that it has the differences that make it unique.

So, one 2nd birthday present for Lily-Rose finished and with over a week to spare before the big day. Anyone would think I was organised!

9 comments:

Kai said...

It looks brilliant! Lucky Lily-Rose.

I love the way that the stripes do match.

Badger said...

Wasn't it the Caboodle lady?

Cardi looks great :)

Helen said...

The yarn definitely came from the lovely Knit n Caboodle ladies, but the buttons were from a different lady, also lovely, further up the hall with a teeny tiny stall that had nothing but buttons and was heaving.

northern monkey said...

I remember the stall! Which I ought to seeings as I was there when you bought the buttons. However, I also cannot remember the name of it. Damn. If I find my Ally Pally guide I might be able to remember. :/

Queen of the froggers said...

Gorgeous Devan!

gilraen said...

That's beautiful!!! The Injablo buttons are just right :D

Groove said...

Spanner and her amazing technicolour dream coat!

Auntie Noo said...

Fab colour, and as always perfectly knitted....... And get you, the recommended blog on the IKnit newsletter this week! - *bows in admiration* I am in awe!!

LittleBerry said...

it looks great made up and the colours are great...