FO Spotlight: Wee la Nina

The rundown

Pattern: Wee la Nina by cashmerejunkie of Taiga Hilliard Designs.

Yarn: A total of 232 yards of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, a worsted weight blend of 80% cotton and 20% merino. I used 181 yards of the main color and anywhere from 6 to 22 yards of the four contrast colors. It could be done in as few as two colors or as many as ten, or more for bigger sizes.

Size made: 12-18 months. The model is 12 months.

Needles: US8s. With this yarn, I would probably use US7s next time and just add a few more rows. The gauge is just a touch loose on the 8s.

Techniques used: Nothing too crazy, and nothing that wasn’t described in the pattern.

Modifications: None.

Difficulty: Easy. This would be appropriate for an advanced beginner.

Ravelled: here.

The Pretty

Man, was it tough to get pictures! This child is in constant motion. As cute as the top looks on her, the pictures just don’t do it justice. It really was just stupid cute on her.

Despite the fact that it took me over three months to do the finishing bits on this one, it was a very quick knit. Like many of Taiga’s patterns, it’s designed to be able to be worn long for a while and then shorter as the child grows. Also, the high cotton content means that it will grow in length if it’s hung to dry instead of being laid flat, so she will hopefully get a couple of years of wear out of it.

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Please enjoy this rare, blurry glimpse of me. The child wanted to take a selfie. How could I refuse??



  1. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · June 25, 2016

    OMG! How freaking cute! I am totally going to have to look up this pattern to make one for my nieces 🙂 It’s nice to see a rare glimpse of you!

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  2. afthead · June 25, 2016

    Are those buttons or snap fasteners? Very cute!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jem arrowsmith knits · June 25, 2016

    Aw this is too cute, both the pattern and the model!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Knit Potion · June 26, 2016

    Cute overload here! Love the selfie!! 🙂

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  5. Dartmoor Yarns · June 27, 2016

    How cute. And what a great idea to design it to last as the child grows 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Taiga Hilliard · July 13, 2016

    Great job!

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