Last week was bit of a knit-a-thon! (I was happy to take a break at the weekend and go gardening) I have been trying to create a pattern for this darling little jacket:
The style was inspired by one of Annette Hefford’s doll’s designs.
I have added touches of my own, like the picot and moss stitch cuff
and simplified the decoration above the pixie points and added some crocheted daisies (of course!)
I contacted the publishers, Search Press, and they are happy for me to sell my pattern and jackets so long as I credit Annette Hefford for the original idea and Search Press, which, of course, I am very happy to do.
Creating a pattern is a LONG job!!!! I had NO idea!
It is SO easy to make mistakes and so the pattern has to be checked and double checked and knitted several times. And then I find a better way to do things by the wonders of You Tube and whole sections need to be re-written and re-photographed.
Full respect to all you designers out there – Phew!!!!
It took me most of last week, working fairly solidly on the project and still the pattern is not completed. But hurray! the jacket is!
and there are 2 sizes: newborn and age 1 – 2, now on sale in Wild Daffodil
I’m hoping the pattern will be ready in a few days time. . . .
The wool I used is a machine washable, hand-dyed, 100% Merino wool DK by Colinette.
If you have any tips for making the process less time consuming I’d love to hear them!
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