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Friday, May 25, 2012

FO Friday #47 - March of the Elephants

Happy Friday everyone!!

I have a quick, teeny and super cute knit to share with you today. Amongst our family and friends, we have had something of a baby bonanza lately. I have whipped off another cute baby girl vest for friends of ours (in keeping with my baby knit hierarchy of course : )

March of the Elephants

Milo by Georgie Hallam
This is my second Milo and it will not be my last. I love me some top-down, in-the-round construction. But, my favourite thing about this pattern is how easily you can personalize it. You should check the project gallery on rav - some people are so creative! This time, I knit the 9 months size but to be honest I didn't check my gauge. That one of the best things about baby clothes... it will fit at some point. 
The elephant chart is a free download from Marching Elephants newborn hats by KnittAddiction. 

Colourways: blush and natural
DK Weight
100% Australian wool
I don't usually knit with a non-superwash for baby clothes but I could't resist how adorable these colours were together. (Not to mention it was on sale at my LYS ; ) The yarn was lovely to knit but ran a bit thick and thin. The vest ended up with a slightly more rustic look than I was expecting but I still love the look and feel of it.

I was a little concerned that the yarns didn't contrast enough to really let the elephants show. I considered  ripping them back and just knitting the body plain but my husband and my mum convinced me to leave it. Now that it's washed and blocked, I'm glad I did.

It's going to be very a rainy weekend here. I least I should have plenty of time to check out more projects with Tami's Amis and Fiber Arts Friday!

Cheers, Nikki


  1. In a word--gorgeous! I love the elephants, I'm so glad you left them in!

  2. Gorgeous!!! I have some merino wool I didn't know what to do with - this might be just the thing :)

  3. I love baby items and this is so cute! I really like the elephants at the bottom too!

  4. oooh, this is adorable. I need a baby knit for a friend, I will keep this in mind. Too darn cute.

  5. That is SO cute. I love the marching elephants detail! MILO MAY!

  6. Your dress reminds me of a song/dance we sang in kindergarten about elephants walking behind each other. More and more children were joining in. Lovely dress! :-)

  7. Very cute! I'm glad you didn't frog the elephants as well: It's sure to be a treasured piece. ^_^

  8. Adorable! I love baby knits.

  9. I love the elephants you added! such an adorable pattern :)

  10. Adorable! I just love those tiny elephants.

  11. Elephants! It's so adorable. I'm sure it will be well-loved.

  12. Super cute! I love the elephants!

  13. What a beautiful vest!! Those elephants are adorable! What a lucky baby to get such a nice and thoughtful gift.

  14. aww the elephants make that so unique :)

  15. Gahhhh! Oh my goodness how cute are those elephants! <3


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