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mahaila knitted shorts & a blouse to go with them

Added Mar 18, 2011

by mahaila

Berlin, Germany






This was one of my longest projects yet. These shorts took me ages to knit. I started them in July 2010 and finished them in January 2011. I had knitted a full pair of shorts before these babies, but had to unravel them because they were too big. So I ended up designing my own knitted shorts and this is what i ended up with. A lot of cabling, moss stitch and TIME. But I so love them! My fellow blogger set it as a challenge to me… consider challenge number 3 completed!

I made the blouse to go with the shorts. I used some curtaining for the lace section and then pleating the floral section at the front. I added some fullness to the back section. I am not entirely happy with the blouse, but it was an experiment and I will continue to experiment!

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and the rest of the knitted shorts story here




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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.38 AMby mnavoy

    GREAT shorts!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 10.22 PMby emilywirt

    These are awesome! I want some knitted shorts now, but I know that I would not have the patience for that. The shirt looks great, too. Excellent job all around.

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    Mar 30, 2011, 06.38 PMby seasidelaundry

    Reminiscent of adorable baby pants, this pairing with top could not be any cuter! Impressive!

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    Mar 30, 2011, 06.35 PMby charlotteauzou

    This is such a great idea to knit shorts ! I never thought about it but now I want the same :)

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    Mar 18, 2011, 09.02 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice shorts!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 08.31 PMby cupcakedreammachine

    knitted shorts?! GENIUS! Love the whole outfit :)

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    Mar 18, 2011, 08.21 PMby knt831

    Love the shorts, Love the blouse!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 12.25 PMby Priscilla Folley

    The shorts are awesome, they’re such a perfect fit. But what I really really like is your top! I love what you did in the front there, it looks cool and delicate at the same time. I’m off to your blog to read more about it!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 11.59 AMby analogue

    Looks really pretty to me! I’m impressed by your knitting skills!

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    Mar 18, 2011, 06.59 AMby chaquetaverde

    crazy project… and really cool!

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