After several months of knitting in seed stitch, my Great Niece's coat is finished! This sweet little coat was to be one of her Christmas presents. But it took this semi-experienced knitter, nearly 7 months to complete! I didn't knit my every waking moment on it's completion. There were several stops along the way attempting to decipher the instructions for button holes and the collar. Both were ambiguous...to say the very least. Fortunately, with the help of the experienced knitters around me, I finally finished it. In the photo, the coat is hanging on an adult size hanger and makes it appear disproportionate. The coat is really a 24 month size and will hopefully fit my adorable little Great Niece for a very long time!
I cannot wait to see "E" in her new coat! :)
I love these beautiful little buttons purchased at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber. At the time, they were in Russellville, Kentucky and have since moved and opened a lovely store in Sango (Clarksville), Tennessee. The yarn is a Merino, Alpaca and Donegal Tweed blend in "Lemon Curd". (Mmm...the yarn was' purchased' and not spun by me, as I wanted a specific color and fiber blend). I used ivory buttons and velvet ribbon. I'm so pleased with this little coat. I stepped outside my normal range of garments; mittens, hats, socks, scarves, etc., when I began this project. Some parts were difficult, because of the poorly written pattern. But overall, I'm very glad I trudged through it all. Step outside your fiber or other comfort zone once in a while and see where it takes you. You might be pleasantly surprised!