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Knits for my Mum

May 8, 2015
All the knits for mum over the years

All the knits for mum over the years

I love knitting for my mum. I don’t know if anyone quite appreciates the effort of a hand made item like she does, and I love that I get to see it on her all the time. I have knit her a few things over the years so I asked her to bring her knit wardrobe out for a photo shoot. Well, she showed up with EVERYTHING I had ever knit her and it make quite a nice stack! Without further ado, here is some of my mum’s knit wardrobe:

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I knit this vest 7 or 8 years ago, from a men’s pattern in SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in ‘black plum’ and mum loves it. She wears it to work just like this, over a button down shirt. It’s a lovely wardrobe staple. She has recently requested one with a deeper V for a more feminine look. The wheels are turning!

(clockwise from top left) A Tea Leaves cardi in SweetGeorgia, Paved boot toppers knit by Em Read in SweetGeorgia, Lumberjack socks in Madelinetosh DK, and a Thistle scarf in a skein of silk and merino I picked up in Ireland

(clockwise from top left) A Tea Leaves cardi in SweetGeorgia, Paved boot toppers knit by Em Read in SweetGeorgia, Lumberjack socks in Madelinetosh DK, and a Thistle scarf in a skein I picked up in Ireland from Coolree yarns

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I think the Low Tide is the most recent thing I’ve knit for mum. I gave it to her last mothers day. I knit it up in Sweet Fiber Super Sweet Sock in Evergrey, one of my favorite colors. Is it grey? Is it blue? Is it green? Yes.

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I knit this scarf ages ago, when I worked at Urban Yarns. The yarn is Handmaiden, the pattern is Moonlight Sonata, and the fringe is ‘knit it’ and then unraveled at the end. Mum loves fringe so she wears this one all the time.

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Mum with he Photosynthesis shawl in SweetGeorgia Cashsilk Lace in ‘ultraviolet’

There will be many more knits to come, starting with this mother’s day…if I finish that last sleeve tonight….and sew on the buttons…and block….I have work to do!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2015 1:24 am

    Your mum is so stylish, and you’re so generous! <3 Love these <3

  2. May 10, 2015 10:25 am

    Oh, what a heartwarming post! Your Mom looks beautiful!

  3. May 10, 2015 6:18 am

    wow…..that is one LUCKY mum!!!! (And you can tell, she thinks so, too!)

  4. May 9, 2015 7:43 am

    Your mum looks wonderfull – she is totally rocking the handknits

  5. May 9, 2015 6:04 am

    What a collection. Lucky mama

  6. May 8, 2015 5:41 pm

    What a lucky mum to have such a beautiful collection— and wonderful knitter! :) I love the cardigan up at the top, and also “Clayoquot” at the bottom. Happy weekend!

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