jueves, 20 de octubre de 2016

Christmas Pull home-made Pattern

I have always wanted to knit a Christmas Pullover. One of those red, white and green, with snowflakes and reindeers all over them. But two things held my horses:
  •        Complication
  •         Season appropriateness constrains

Such a big effort for just two weeks of rightful public exposure does not seem very effort-effective. 
Winter 2016 Nano's Christmas Pull
That is when I came across a reinterpretation of the garment that we can’t pass on. Of course, it is by NANO’s. I love it and I just spent 2 hours trying to find a free knitting pattern for the elk head. Since I couldn’t, I came up with my own copy, which I leave here in case it might be of interest to any of you.
4yo pattern suggestion

I will let you know how the project turns out

  • The elk head shape could benefit from a bit of a narrower forehead, so if the length of your pull allows it, grant it a couple extra black rows between lines 27-28 (narrowing the forehead)
  • The diagram posted fits a 4 year old, upper body length of about 40cm. I also prepared a smaller version, if you need it, drop a comment!

martes, 17 de mayo de 2016

Shawl we Knit again?

Not that we are in lack of  new ideas, but seems like lately we are on a roll of repeating patternsJust a few days ago, we posted a recap of some of the baby wraps we have knitted over the years. 
Julia's bundle of Joy

We praised on the effectiveness of the project, short, cute, interesting, different and practical to the max. Well, Some dear friends got a baby girl present just a few weeks ago and we thought that one of this baby wraps would just be adorable on her. 

We also knitted a matching cap, combining off white and dusty baby pink to soft it. Julia looks just like Snow White, so these colors should be adorable on her. 

We are thinking about including it in our catalog,
would you buy it?

martes, 26 de abril de 2016

Shawl me Warm

 Shawl we dance?

For I would, endlessly, thanks to this ultra easy very charming pattern for a Baby Shawl.

Shawl pattern (*.xls file if you are interested)
We have knitted it in different sizes from Newborn to 3yo. It is so practical, yet so cute that we always find an outfit or an occasion on severe need of sporting it.

martes, 19 de abril de 2016

Baby Cardigans Frenzie

A very dear friend of us, gave us the cutest baby cardigan by Casilda&Jimena AW15 as a present for Baby#3 arrival. Its nude color matches with everything and the mink collar detaches, so it was only natural to maximize its use by making additional cardigans in an assortment of colors. Having said this, we might have gone a bit overboard with the project.

Here they are!

viernes, 8 de abril de 2016

This is a first!

Remember, how I told you I had a feeling that more was yet to come as far as the SS15 Nanos dress we got last year on sale?  Well, the winter pull we knitted was undoubtedly too thick, too warm, too big and definetely inadequate for summer. And since we, daughters, never get tired of asking our moms for anything and everything, I pleaded to my mother if she could come up with something to go with it, and here is the beautiful result!
Blue Klein Bolero  (3yo)
Looks familiar? It is a Bolero, knitted with 100% cotton Valeria di Roma, (gauge #2.5, so pretty tight).

Blue electric - part II

So once Baby Bird#2 dress was completed, as it always happens at Casycoso…we felt that we had to make the most of the half a ball of yarn left and went for a boy’s pullover. The nightmare, for us, is always the same:
-        Proportions
-        Size
Boy's model

viernes, 12 de febrero de 2016

Blue Electric - part I

This is the beginning of predictably long story.

The Story of our Electric Blue winter Knits

I can't remember what caught our eyes first: the fabric or the yarn, but the bottom line is that we decided to make a dress for Bird#2, one thing led to another, and we are now on the process of making a piece for each of the children. 

Bird#2 dress: knitted pullover with cape skirt