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Terra Sweater

Terra Sweater is comfortable unisex design for kids. It is knitted with basic cables combined with textured horizontal stitch. The sweater design is simple and elegant. It features boxy slightly oversized shape, dropped shoulder and square neck.

Sweater is worked on straight needles back and forth. After front and back are joined together the stitches are picked up for sleeves, then the sleeves are worked top down. There are two options for the shoulder finishing in the pattern – button closure for babies and smaller kids and solid shoulder for bigger children.

The buttonholes can be replaced with fastener snaps and shoulders can be decorated with buttons. It is a great option for those who doesn’t like button hole on knitted garments but still would like to make a bigger neck opening.
I knitted two versions of Terra sweater for my son and I really love both of them.

Sweater with buttons was a perfect addition to baby wardrobe. The bigger neck opening allows extra care for little person while dressing up. This sweater is knitted with Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big. This yarn is so soft and gentle for delicate baby skin.

Sweater in light grey is knitted in bigger size and it has no buttons. For this sweater I used another children friendly yarn - Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK 
Knitting pattern for Terra sweater was successfully tested and available from my pattern stores: Ravelry, Etsy and Lovecrafts

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Starflake Sweater - Test Knitter Projects

For my both Starflake Sweaters for children and adult versions I've been working with a fantastic team of knitters. Today I would like to share the result of their great work so you can adore their beautiful projects and get some inspiration.

I absolutely love all these colour choices, beautiful modification and neat knitting! 

1. Starflake Sweater from Michelle. Ravelry ID: regnata. 
    Yarn used: Heirloom (Australia) Merino Magic Highlights
"...An interesting pattern. And there is a hat to match but I was not able to persuade her to keep it on."

2. Starflake Sweater from Maria. Ravelry ID: maromago. Instagram ID: maromagos
    Yarn used: meadas lisas 1
"For ribbing I used needles 0.5 mm thinner than indicated.."

3. Starflake Sweater from Yvonna. Ravelry ID: Yvonna13.
Yarn used HiKoo® by skacel Sueño
"...I am truly loving this pattern. I have learned the bauble technique and it is fabulous. This is a super fast knit."

4. Starflake Sweater from Mia. Ravelry ID: trueriddel Instagram ID:farinelli_knits
Yarn used Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn.
" Tatsiana has hit it out of the ballpark again with this adorable kid’s sweater. Make sure to check out the adult version as well! ..."

5. Adult Starflake Sweater from Darlene. Ravelry ID: hubleyddavis.
Yarn used: Loops & Threads Joy DK Solids
" Love the look of this sweater, very pretty yoke and stylishly rounded bottom. Looking forward to another test knit for ViTalinaCraft - and end result, a sweater for ME..."

6. Adult Starflake sweater from Sue. Ravelry ID: houndsmum
Yarn used: Knit Picks Merino Style
" Super pattern that fits awesome"

7. Adult Starflake sweater from Catherine. Ravelry ID: Catherinesm
Yarn used: Brown Sheep Prairie Spun DK
" Finished the last sleeve! Tails woven in, and the sweater is now on the blocking board and drying. This is a lovely design and the directions are easy to follow..."

Below you can find direct links for both child and adult sweaters as well as for the matching hat:

Child Starflake Sweater on Etsy:

Adult Starflake Sweater on Etsy:

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Starflake Sweater

Happy Autumn everyone! I’ve got a great news to share with you today. Last couple of months I’ve been busy working on a new sweater design for kids and adults. So please welcome my Child Starflake Sweater and Adult Starflake sweater.

This stylish sweater would make a perfect addition to any wardrobe. Knitted with circular yoke seamlessly, this garment has tunic length which is ideal for an autumn chill weather. The yoke is knitted with beautiful cables in a star shape and decorated with crochet bobbles. Two more pretty stitches decorate the sweater both sides of cables.

Starflake sweater is knitted top down seamlessly with modified longer yoke for a perfect fit and extra comfort. The bottom of garment has a curve edge and fancy slits. Neck, cuffs and bottom band are knitted with 2 x 2 rib.

For this sweater I used perfect budget yarn Mary Maxim Mellowspul DK solids. It has a good colour palette, knits easily and doesn’t change after washing. 

As a substitute you can also use Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

So many features and beautiful details make this project is really enjoyable and interesting knit. You can even learn a new technic! The bobbles are crocheted and the pattern has very detailed photo tutorial and the video tutorial is available in my YouTube channel too! So if you fancy to knit a new perfect sweater for incoming Fall please get you copy of pattern from Etsy or Ravelry. Below you can find the direct links for both child and adult sweaters as well as for the matching hat:

Child Starflake Sweater on Etsy:

Adult Starflake Sweater on Etsy:

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Camper Van Crochet Organiser

Hello fellow crafters!
I’ve decided to expand the collection of my crocheted organisers with a new Camper Van Organiser.
This time I decided to ignore the animals theme and made the organiser in a car shape for my baby son’s room. The design is pretty and simple. Body of organiser is crocheted in white color. Two handy pockets in blue imitating VW van painting. They are decorated with headlights in yellow and turn signal lights in orange.
I believe this organiser can be crocheted for both boys and girls. Whatever colour option you choose it will look beautiful and unique. As well as two of my previous organisers this one looks great for car journeys too.
Here is a short video which shows how cute this Camper Van organisers looks in a car.

For this organiser I used Phil 4 cotton yarn from Phildar. They’ve got a perfect colour palette to choose from and it keeps the shape good enough to be used for children’s toys and accessories.
The crochet pattern is in form of photo tutorial is available from Ravelry and Etsy.

If you've missed my two other organisers please see them here

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