Butterfly necklace a birthday present from boyfriend James, age 7
I thought I should take a bit of a break from knitting socks, and trawled Ravelry for a pattern which I could use up some of my sock wool or 4 ply stash. I came up with the Cornwall Park Shrug by Kelly Brooker which comes in sizes to fit 6 month old to 10 year olds, and has instructions for 8 ply and 4 ply too.
It took me a long time to get used to this lacy pattern and chart, as each sleeve is knit at a different chart row from the back. Every distraction seemed to mess up my counting and I frogged rows more times than I wish to count. However, it's finished and a useful little bolero top for Maya to wear when it gets a bit cool and with the lacy pattern I think it will stretch and last a few years. I made this is a size 7 and it only used up 57 grams of wool, which was Huntington by Valley Yarns.
Maya is so pleased with it. It's a bit different from most of the clothing I make. I have started a red version for Maya, and offered to make one each for three of my nieces too. I should know this pattern well by Christmas!