Wednesday, January 07, 2009

A Sweater Fit for a Newborn

i know almost nothing about babies. i can't recall the last time i was near one for longer than 5 minutes. therefore i was dancing on pins and needles, hoping that the sweater i knit for Bezzie's Newest Offspring would actually fit a human child. when i had the sweater on the needles, i kept telling myself that no one could actually fit into something so small. it looks like i lucked out.
Baby Soft Cardigan
This is the Baby Soft Cardigan from the Knitter's Book of Yarn. My yarn was thinner than Blue Sky Cotton, so I knit the second smallest size on #8 needles to fit a 0-3 month old. I used my 3ply Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino handspun in Under the Boardwalk. Started December 20, Finished December 28. I found that the pattern used much less yarn than specified--I did not come close to using all 254 yds of my handspun.
Baby Soft Cardigan
I thought that the pattern was really cute. Simple enough to show off multicolored handspun but not overly froofy. It was also very easy to knit and the seaming was fairly painless. i understood the appeal of the drop shoulder style for the first time. i also hoped that the pattern would be unpopular enough to suit the original stylings of Ms. Random Meanderings. (only 126 projects compared with 6009 Baby Surprise Jackets in Ravelry)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, baby things knit up quickly, only take a small amount of yarn, and are adorable. maybe i should look up some more babies to knit for.

5 comments:

  1. Fantastic sweater! I love baby clothes that aren't done in pastels or crayon colors.

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  2. Yay! It qualifies as non-white noise knitting on you know where! ;-)

    Hard to believe anyone can be that small huh? It fits him like a dream! Thanks!

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  3. It looks good on little MoochieKoochie.

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  4. Little Jersey Boy looked great in it! I love the colors - so non-baby, which I love.

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  5. SO cute! That actually looks like it would translate well to a grown-up version, too!

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