FO: Olearia take two

 I’m sure that any mother of two young girls will tell you it’s just not on to knit one daughter a top and not the other one. Thus, when I looked at the leftovers of the pink and white variegated yarn from Miss 3’s Olearia, I wondered if it would be enough to make a second top striped with a co-ordinating pink in the same yarn. I decided it would be, and cast on. Part way through knitting it, Miss 3 announced that she preferred it to *her* unstripped version. Hard luck sweetie, you’re too big and there was no way there was enough yarn for a Size 3!

I did have enough for this 18 month size, with size 2 length for Miss 2 though. And it is super cute with the stripes, even if it did mean a million ends to sew in.

This used up every last bit of the varigated yarn, and around 50g of the plain – so about 160g of Ridgevale Romney DK used all up. I like the weight of this yarn – it’s a bit thinner than some DK yarns I’ve seen around, but it is nicely spun and Miss 3’s cardigan has worn beautifully despite it getting a decent amount of wear.  So it was a pleasure to have something to use the rest up on when I know it will wear well.

As with the previous occasion I knit this pattern, I found it a pleasure to knit. It is a simple, well written pattern with clear instructions for each size, and different options for the body and sleeves. Due to yardage constraints I knit the same version as before, although I am keen to try a long-sleeved version in the future.

Summary: Pattern: Olearia by Georgie Hallam

Needles: 3.25mm and 4mm 40cm circulars (I used a mixture of Addis and Knitpicks Harmonys because that’s what I had in those sizes).

Yarn: Ridgevale Romney DK, 160g

Time Frame: about 4 days knitting time in the evenings.


13 Responses to “FO: Olearia take two”

  1. 1 Hannah June 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    awwwww beautiful sheryl! i so love this pattern but have noone to knit it for 😦

  2. 2 Jen June 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Love it – and I agree I love the wear-a-bility of the ridgevale too. It barely pills and holds its colours true as well. I think I am going to get this pattern for my chunky monkey!

  3. 3 Sam June 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    cute – and loving your summary at the end

  4. 4 Renee June 26, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    simply stunning!!!

  5. 5 sue June 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    It is beautiful, such pretty colors together. They both look very sweet in their versions.

  6. 6 thea June 27, 2010 at 2:10 am

    So sweet! I love the picture with the kissing sisters. And two oranges.

  7. 7 knittinginflashes June 27, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Those sweaters are adorable! I have twin granddaughters and have to knit everything in twos.

    Love the picture of the kiss, too!

  8. 8 Sara June 27, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Sweet! The sweaters look great and the girls are darling.

  9. 9 Knitn' Green June 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Love the sweaters, I have two girls too, I always try to get them to wear something matchy! The boy child loves his sweater vest, but in green!

  10. 10 Kath June 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

    That’s beautiful!

  11. 11 Virginia June 29, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Those are both adorable! Love them.

  12. 12 Lina June 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    So cute! Love them both.

  13. 13 Clare June 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Super cute Sheryl. Love it

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