This four piece Homemade Boys Winter Set is my entry for the Sew Long Summer Blog Tour. Melissa Evans of mahlicadesigns is the host of this blog tour. We had some hot sunny days at the end of August so this weather didn’t inspired me to think about Autumn and Winter clothes. I started knitting a cardigan for a little boy this Spring. I’m not a confident and fast knitter so it took until the beginning of August to finish it. I already had plans to make also matching pants, a beanie and a tee so this idea sounded perfect for this blog tour.
The knitted cardigan
I found the pattern for this cardigan on Ravelry and used two skeins and some leftover black to make size 12 mths. The pattern is easy to follow but I made a mistake making the armholes.
The way the instructions are written was new to me so after knitting 4 rows I saw something wasn’t going in the right direction. After reading the instructions again and counting the stitches it was clear to me how the armholes needed to be knit.
Sewing the other three pieces
The pants is from a self drafted pattern and redrafted into size 80, the beanie pattern is enlarged too and the Misusu Max Tee was used for the Tee.
I’ve finished with elastic rib at the ankles for my comfort during Autumns and Winter. The Max Tee pattern was this time altered in a round neck version. This finished four piece Homemade Boys Winter Set will go the Stichting Babyspullen.
Time and Costs
Time: knitting the cardigan 40 hours; cutting and sewing the pants 3 hours, the tee 2,5 hours and the beanie 1 hour
Costs: fabric came from donations or are leftovers; yarn € 2,50; elastic € 0,50; knopen € 2,50
Sew Long Summer Blog Tour
Needless to say that I’m not the only participant in this edition of the Sew Long Summer Blog Tour.
mahlicadesigns, Sewing Vortex, Sewing With Sarah, Fils Anddraps are also showing their make today. the next few days.
Tuesday September 10th The Bear and Pea Atelier, Auschick Sews
Wednesday September 11th Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, A Rose Tinted World, mahlicadesigns
Thursday September 12th Little Heart Threads, Lulu and Celeste, The Crafting Fiend
Friday September 13th Petite Font, Sew 4 Five, The Sewing Scientist, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Kitty Makes It