Archive for February, 2014

Birthday Wish List

Posted in Knitting, Miscellaneous, Sewing with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

It was my birthday on the 15th of Feb so I got thinking of a sewing/knitting list  for making gifts just for me!

I’ll start with my sewing:
1. Coat
I’ve been going on about sewing one at some point and my mom bought me a pattern some time ago, I’ll be using wool fabric possibly in tartan.

2. Blazer
I have a kwiksew pattern that looks cute, I wanted to make one as the ones I like cost way too much. I’ve seen a lot of By Hand London blazers so I’m tempted to try it.

3.Socks
I was browsing Twitter when I saw a pair of handmade fleece socks, I need these in my life… end of story there.

Knitting
1. Hoodie
My mom bought a pattern so I thought I should give it a go, it’s a chunky pattern so it should knit up quite quickly (I’ll post pics when it’s made) I also want to sew one too but I haven’t got all the materials yet.

2.Socks
There are loads of knitting patterns for socks, it’s just hard choosing one! I tried making some chunky ones but that was a fail. Somehow I ended up knitting the heel the opposite way.

3. Long Coat
I’ll most certainly be making a longer version of my Beth coat! It’s warm, has a lovely texture and I get compliments when I wear it. This time I’ll use brightly coloured wool.

There is a hell of a lot more I want to make but these are top of the list… I’m going to be very busy!

Montana

The Beth Coat

Posted in Cardigan/Jumpers, Hats/Hoods/Scarves, Knitting with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have wanted to knit this jacket/coat for a long time now, ever since my mom knitted hers 2 years ago. I wanted to do a test run so I was lucky that she had loads of chunky wool she didn’t want anymore.

The pattern is worked in double moss stitch so it’s textured and warm, I also like the A line shape and bell shaped sleeves. Here’s a link to the book/pattern 

I’m showcasing my new bobble hat in the photos too, it’s from the same pattern I made the square hats in my last post.

Here is photographic proof!

Jacket Front

Overlapped split in sleeves, I’ll sew wooden buttons there

I will be looking for some wooden buttons to tie it all together, 3 on the front and 1 on each sleeve.

I made it shorter than the pattern requires

I made it shorter than the pattern requires

Bell Sleeve

Close on the hat

Close on the hat. I want to cover it in skulls

I wore this today and my hairdresser wants a longer version this jacket, which is great! I’m a fast knitter so I’m always looking for something new to do (this took me between 2-3 weeks to make) and I want to make a purple version for myself too.

I should start on sewing a jacket at some point, one step at a time!

 

Montana

 

 

 

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