I can finally tell you about a lovely little sweater I made. The thing is, a group I belong to made a present for a member who was pregnant. It was sort of similar to a baby-shower, and everything was handmade. It was collected by a wonderful member who then sent it on when the baby was born. But, I did not want to show off what I made, until the new parents received it. You might have noticed that I am silly that way…. 🙂
Last week we received the message that the brand new mom received our goodies, and loved them. What did I make? Well, see for your self:
A little Raglan, about a 6 month size, though I made the body a little longer, and the sleeves as well. I like it when a sweater can grow a little with the child. You want to see the top a little more closely? Here you go. I found the most darling heart shaped buttons, that I thought would go wonderfully.
The idea for the sweater came from the Yarn Harlot. Other then that, I just made it up as I went. It’s a top down, basic, raglan, with some ribbing at the neck, wrists and bottom. Also a little opening at the neck, so it is easy to get the baby’s head through, with the afore mentioned heart-shaped buttons to close it up. The buttons came from Joann Fabric. The yarn is Debbie Bliss’ Prima, and I used just over 2 and a half skeins. It’s color 35706 (you have to love it when they number, not name the colors! :D), a gorgeous, deep red. The yarn is composed of 80% bamboo, 20% merino, and is lovely soft to the touch. Most importantly, it is machine washable! (Flat dry though) Knitting it was quite comfortable as well, it didn’t split, at least not enough for me to be bothered by it. I used US 6 (4 mm) needles for most of the sweater and went down to a US 4 (3.5 mm) for the ribbing.
It was a quick and easy project, that worked out very well, if I do say so myself.