My first stranded knitting!

This is the Elephant vest by Alice Starmore...and the yarn kit from her. The yarn is 2ply wool from Virtual Yarn. ( the Starmore company). The pattern is from "The Children's Collection" by Starmore, available on her web site for about $20. shipped from Scotland, (but printed in USA, so might be available from Amazon)'s a size for a six year old. I loved knitting it...but decided part way through that it needed RED...(my grandson loves red) I ordered her Poppy Red...that's why part way up the elephants suddenly have red toenails!
I'm putting a zipper in it, rather than buttons...and lining it with blue cloth. It's great fun doing stranded colour knitting, so I'm working on a design of my own for me...

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WillyG's picture

Fantastic, Bill! Love the red toenails!

ronhuber's picture

The red sure perks it up. It is lovely and I can't believe it is your first Fair Isle piece. Beautiful work. AND the zipper - what a great idea.

This is just wonderful Bill and the red toenails are a stroke a genius.

Mnjack's picture

You are going to have one happy grandson...that is so cute. You are right, the red really perked it up. Very nice job.

bellton's picture

Beautiful work.

Asplund's picture

Simply wonderful - and I think the red is a great improvement!

MMario's picture

Which reminds me of the joke:

Why do elephants wear red sneakers?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

rjcb3's picture

Oh my...

I'll bite...

Why do elephants wear red sneakers?


MMario's picture

So they can hide in a bowl of strawberries!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Bill's picture

so they can hide in a cherry tree!

vsidart's picture

Nice nice nice!

rjcb3's picture

Outstanding Bill!!! on! Very even and and tension looks perfect.

'love the red! excellent decision.


Kerry's picture

Bill, that looks wonderful, and the red was the first thing I saw, it really makes the photo zing. Your grandson should be thrilled.

bobshome's picture

What beautiful work - lucky kid!

chipsir's picture

Just fantastic!!!!!! If you are like me, you will be hooked o stranded work for awhile your grandson is a very lucky boy.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great knitting, Bill. That touch of red really perks up the design. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.