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Look how great my Bella Mia turned out! I am totally thrilled with it – and my wee girl is quite taken with the pockets.

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The little old buttons are just perfect aren’t they? And, the tutorial suggested for sewing on the pockets was superb – mattress stitching gives a very slick finish. I’m definitely doing that again.

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This was a really enjoyable knit. The design is a classic and has really lovely details. The pattern covers a 19″ to 28″ chest – that’s about 12 months to 10 years – and includes instructions for fingering weight (like mine) or worsted weight (heavier). I can see myself knitting it again, and again… I especially love this lightweight version, it’s going to be so useful, and so much prettier than a sweatshirt!

Of course, my yarn made the whole experience super supremely pleasurable! If you haven’t tried Fyberspates, do. It is gorgeous yarn. You could dive into the colours – well, I could. I’m in love with this semi-solid but their solids are pretty jolly lovely too. Remember my Wispi? That’s Fyberspates too – brilliant gold lace weight (I’m going to get cracking on that now, I’d like to wear some of this yarn myself).

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My Bella Mia is on my Ravelry page here, the pattern can be found here and yarn (Sheila’s Sock in Damson) here. Happy knitting!

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