The patterns are all from Mabel's Closet by Hannah Fettig. As soon as I saw the book, I knew a certain special someone needed the whole ensemble. I have to admit I was not all that original on the color choices except for the little dress, using most of the colors that Hannah had used in her samples. Mainly, I went with colors that Knit 4 Together had in Sublime Baby Cashmere Merinos Silk DK.
I started the ensemble in late December and finished up the final piece last night. Now I get to take a little break from Mona Lisa knitting and knit something for me. Of which there are lots to choose from!
The whole ensemble. I like them, but I cannot say that it is the best knitting I have ever done. My real criticism of the ensemble is how the yarn behaved after blocking. It really loosened and stretched a bit. I'll have to remember that in the future and go down one more size in needles than I did here.
The plan was to knit one more beret using all of the colors of the ensemble. I have plenty of yarn that I could, but maybe later. I just was not into doing another stripe piece right now.
The Spring Frock. This is my most favorite of the pieces and the one I knitted first. I tightened up the neckline a bit so it doesn't hang down so low.
And finally the Cradle Cardigan. I ended up having to rip back the sleeves as they were way too long for me. And the cuff is quite huge. I think that is so it can go over the Spring Frock if you wanted to.
All the pieces are done and wrapped up in a box for Miss Mona Lisa. Did I say she is coming for a visit later today???