and know that I may be knitting something for you then do NOT read this post! you’ve been warned.
I finally got around to mailing this gift off this week and I remembered to take a few pictures before packaging it up. apparently the baby keeps pretending she’s going to show up and then psychs everyone out, my theory is that she was waiting for me to finish knitting. she’s scheduled to be delivered in a couple of days, perfect timing!
pattern: child’s placket neck pullover from lmkg
yarn: rowan designer dk wool (2 skeins)
needles: 4 mm addi turbos
this is my first baby knit ever so I stuck with a simple pattern that I had on hand, partially because I know nothing about babies and because I was scared of finishing too late. I chose to knit the 6-12 month size since I can’t imagine a baby wearing a wool sweater right now, but she’ll be just the right size come winter.
I was worried that the styling mixed with the yarn color weren’t girly enough and I don’t want to transfer my severe styling to an innocent child, so I went to a little lux with my choice in beads. baby’s going to be sporting some cute, green swarovski crystals. they’re probably too big to ‘button’ but take it as proof that I’m a style over function girl at heart. I like the sparkle they add to the dark sweater and I snuck in some pink thread when I sewed them on.
this was a pretty simple knit, though I made one big change. I knit it top down instead of bottom up. I can’t stand knitting raglans from the bottom and then having to put the body on hold as I knit a sleeve, attach it, and knit another sleeve. I just find knitting it from the top a cleaner and less fiddly process with the same end-result.
I hope the mom likes it and that the baby wears it out this winter. I’m just happy I finally found a pattern to use this yarn for. it’s been languishing in my stash for over a year or so, since I didn’t have enough for a sweater and I couldn’t buy more since it’s been discontinued forever (why rowan!? why?!). it’s the perfect ‘plain’ pure wool yarn with great stitch definition and it softens up after washing. I loved knitting with it and I still have one or two more skeins in the stash. I just need to find a worthy pattern.
ps. I wrote this last night and uhhh didn’t hit publish apparently…oops