Monday, January 16, 2012

Making Monday - A baby sweater on two needles

Ta da, I present to you my first finished item of the year!

February Baby Sweater


This is a Baby Sweater on Two Needles (aka February Baby Sweater) by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I chose to knit mine in a sock-weight yarn from The Knitting Goddess called Same Difference - two skeins of opposite colourways. I cast on 71 stitches and worked the pattern almost as written from there - apart from I kept the arm stitches on waste yarn and knit them in the round after the body was finished. I have a tiny bit of the body yarn left and at least half of the yoke yarn left over. It is chest size of about 19" - so will hopefully fit from about 4-6 months.

This is for a baby born just before Christmas who lives in Australia - knitting the garment in sock weight means it is a fairly light and lacy, but hopefully should be a good cover up layer during Autumn. Fingers crossed  it arrives across the other side of the world safely.

7 comments:

Kate said...

I love the colours very much. :-D It's a great pattern, isn't it? I keep vaguely meaning to knit one in a heavier-weight yarn to fit Rose as the baby-size one I made never got worn.

mrspao said...

That's is a beautiful baby sweater.

Roobeedoo said...

Gorgeous colours! I must remember this pattern for the next bump-alert among my colleagues :D

Anna said...

How delicately gorgeous. Love it!

Winnie said...

lucky baby getting that cute sweater and you have even a cuter little red head in your house too.

Elle said...

Absolutely beautiful! A project like this is on my to-do list for sure - especially with the number of pregnancy announcements I've heard lately!

Sue H said...

Beautiful baby jacket! :-)

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