Tuesday, May 05, 2009

milo

you might, just maybe, if you were paying attention, remember a little while ago I previewed a sneak peak of milo, my new pattern. At that stage all you could see was a wee bit of the cable and some garter stitch. Well, I finished milo a while ago, quite some time ago actually. It took me a little while to get around to blocking it, and then a little to get around to trying it on Toby.
To be honest, at first I didn't know whether I liked it or not, I wasn't quite sure whether it was exactly as I had planned. So I let it sit.  Silly really because as soon as I tried it on Toby I realised it WAS exactly what I had planned and I loved it.  
It's a seamless knit, knit from the top down.  I like this construction technique as you can try on as you go.  It's a great technique for kiddies jumpers  too, as you can easily unpick and add a bit extra length to the body and sleeves and thus get a few years out of your garment.  I digress ...

Toby has worn this with a little white shirt for that fancy dressed up for a wedding look as well as long sleeved tshirts for a rancho relaxo feel. It worked equally good either way.

This little sucker is in testing phase and shall be released soonish.  I'm going all schmancy this time around and publishing it as a download.  schmicko.
I should mention the yarn, it's all about the yarn of course.  This is an Australian organic 8 ply in one of my fav colourways, 'Brassica'  from  one of my favourite dyers, the yarn cafe. It has a lovely handspun feel to it with a residual lanolin.  I don't think it's available anymore, but Elissa has some other even more sensational yarns there; try to resist the pear tree, go on I dare you!!!
Oh and for those who are interested, the Rainbow Dress in sizes 2-10 is now in testing phase too and should be available for release within the month. excitement

9 comments:

  1. oooohh I hope the test phase doesn't take too long. I would love to knit one for my boy. It looks fantastic :D Love the colourway too

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  2. that's the coolest looking cable - can't wait to get my hands on the pattern! thanks so much!

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  3. Toooooooo freakin' cute!

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  4. Toby is adorable! and I love Milo!
    Yay for big sizing in the Rainbow Dress- fantastic news!!!

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  5. That looks lovely Tik ;) I love little vests on boys. And Pear Tree - MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm How nice are Ellisas yarns!

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  6. Gorgeous! I'm hoping for a size that will fit my Toby :) I've been looking for a nice vest pattern for a while now :)

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  7. Love the single cable & neckline!

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  8. aww Tik I don't knit, but I love it. And Toby is just ADORABLE!

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  9. Ooooh, I love the look of this! Can't wait for the pattern to be available :) Would love to whip one up for my wee man too

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