Pattern: Bobbi Bear by Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn from China, 135g DK Cotton in Beige and scraps of dark brown
Needle: 5mm bamboo dpns
Gauge: 4sts per inch with yarn doubled.
Notes: Love the yarn, it's so velvety soft. The pattern is nice and seamless, but the sewing on was quite a bit challenging for me... so Bobbi ended up with a smaller left ear and a longer nose. Sorry!
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And then we have Jasmine in her new wool jacket.
Pattern: I was inspired by this from The Yarn Girl's Guide to Kid Knits and recalculated using the set-in sleeve chart as in The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd.
Yarn: 150g of hand-dyed wool slub from China
Needle: 5mm addis circular
Gauge: 4sts per inch on st st
Notes: This single-ply yarn is warm and fluffy soft, although not quite as buttery as some of my other handspuns, especially the merinos from Israel. But this colorway is so lovely and I just have to bring some home.
By the way, I'm currently destashing... please take a look here if you're interested.