Mustard and Grey Byatt Shawl

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This is the Byatt shawl by Karie Westermann, which according to Ravelry I finished almost a year and a half ago, but I hadn’t taken any proper photos of it! The yarn is Malabrigo Sock in Playa for the grey and Ba’Tat Rye in Cider for the mustard. The shop I got the yellow yarn from is no longer selling yarn, but the yarn itself is lovely and soft and I love the slightly variegated colour.

I had so much fun knitting this shawl, it was fascinating seeing the section with slipped stitches take place and I really enjoyed knitting the lace section. It’s also sparked my love of asymmetric triangle shawls. The lace also opens up beautifully after being blocked as you can see in the first picture.

This shawl has to be one of my favourite things ever, let alone clothing that I’ve made! It’s so unusual and beautiful as well as being super soft and perfect for the colder months, and mustard and grey is one of my favourite colour combinations.

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Causing a Buzz! Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress

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This is the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dungaree dress, I started making it back in the spring, but by the time I finished it, the weather was too hot to wear it! It’s made from a yellow babycord I bought from ebay here, which was lovely to sew with. I completely forgot about the knap when I was cutting out the fabric, but luckily I’d cut both the front and the back in the same direction!

I really enjoyed sewing the dress, as the construction was simple I could focus on the small details like the topstitching. I finished the bee embroidery on the front pocket before I started making the dress, which meant that I could attach the pocket at the right time. After I’d started sewing the dress, I found a Singer 127k sewing machine in my local Oxfam shop for £20, after I’d got it home and working again I used it to do some of the topstitching.

The t-shirt I’m wearing is also me made, I got the fabric from the fabric swap at the Sewing Weekender in 2016, and used it to make a self-drafted t-shirt about a year ago. I think it looks cute and a little twee with the bee on the dress!

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