Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A little green sprout

Knitting and sewing for my girl is so much fun. She really has her own idea of what she wants and when she wants it. I have to admit, I like the fact that when I start something for her, she bugs me about it until I am done.

I made her a little knit top using some green yarn from another knit I frogged. Oh, I love this pattern. It knits up really quickly and that green cotton is so much cuter on her than it is on me.


The green polka-dot pants were made from a skirt I bought three years ago that I never wore. She loves looking at all my skirts now, thinking they will be made into something for her to wear.


The details on the top:
Pattern: Girls capped sleeve spring top-another free one!
Yarn: Cascade Sierra, about one skein
Mods: I cast on 62 stitches because I was using worsted weight yarn instead of DK weight. Instead of knitting 15 rounds after the increases, I knit 13 then where the sleeves are I knit a P1 K1 rib for 35 stitches on each side. I then cast off the 35 (instead of 40) for the sleeves. I also added two rows of ribbing on the bottom.
The details on the pants:
I used an old skirt of mine and laid this pattern right on top, matching the bottom of the pattern to the bottom of the skirt. No hemming necessary.
Oh, and the Hello Kitty sandals are from Target.

31 comments:

Steph said...

Very sweet and springy!

APA said...

Adorable, just adorable, that knit, those delicious pants. Your daughter is such a cutie, for sure, and I love it when a little girl knows her mind, knows her own style!

Missy said...

SO precious! I love that you make so much for your family. Obviously your kids love it too!

Jenna said...

What a cute sweater, your daughter is so adorable!!

QuiltedSimple said...

I hope Jessie does not see this - she'll be bugging grandma and I for this. It's way too cute - very springy!
Kris

MichelleB said...

Adorable! The sweater and your little girl.

Carolyn said...

What a cute outfit! I love the color. :)

tiennie said...

That is such a cute cute cute spring outfit!! Adorable!

crochetgurl said...

She looks so sweet and springy! For the record, I didn't think your Miss Marigold looked that bad. :-P

Hilary said...

Oh, she is just precious in her new outfit! Wonderful job!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lovely outift - love how you repurposed a skirt - it is perfect match.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Too cute! I want to make one for my little girl right now and I think I might have some cotton hanging around for it :). Thanks for the pattern link.

Jessica said...

Mama made things are so great--I love that she is so excited about made-for-her items! I have a box (well, a couple) of mama and grammie made things and I just can't give them up-they were the best dresses and sweaters I ever wore!!

Renee said...

Love the green!
The knit is so sweet, the polka dot bottom very cute and your daughter is darling. :)

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

too cute, she looks so gorgeous in green..

Nature Knitting said...

How very pretty! Your daughter is beautiful.

Nyperota said...

Hello.

This is Norway calling.
Lovely springtime girl.
I like it a lot.

I have put you on my blog,
and on my blog is this one:
http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/
It is litle like yours... : )

I have not start to sew yet,
maybe tomorrow.... : D

Au revoir.

My Love is..... said...

gorgeous!! your knitting is beautiful and your daughter looks like a real sweetie.

lucky knitter said...

What an adorable outfit! Your daughter looks so cute in it.

Rene' Sharp said...

This little outfit is just gorgeous on your daughter! I love the knitted top, it fits her perfectly.

Ebeth said...

I kinda LOVE her outfit!!! I can't believe how she's grown!!! Beautifully done, Katie!

countrychicken said...

Cute little top. Kris called me right away and asked if I could make that bigger for her daughter. Good job recycling on the pants.

cathleen said...

This little sweater is so sweet. In fact...the whole little outfit is precious!! Think I'll try my hand at this (I've never used circs before). My little grand- girlie, Libby, would look so cute in this...thanks for the pattern!!!

kim said...

This outfit is sooooooo sweet! There is something about polka dots on little girls that makes my heart sing.

Louise said...

Oh that is lovely! Such a gorgeous colour too.

amandajean said...

goodness, that is adorable! i love that the pants were made from one of your skirts and that she now "shops" in your closet. :O)

Journeying Five said...

she looks positively adorable...like the clothes were made just for her! which of course they were!

melissa s. said...

that is so SO cute, especially with the green polka dot pants (and hello kitty sandals, of course!)

Marcia said...

That is so sweet! I can just imagine her gazing at mom's clothes thinking what might become hers.

kristena marie said...

I love this pattern. Yours turned out great! :)

a friend to knit with said...

that is the absolute cutest little outfit EVER!!!!