A quick baby knit which I haven’t bothered to blog about before as it was basically finished before I got a chance to even think about a blog post!I’ve knitted this for a baby shower I was to be attending this Sunday – but mother-to-be is in hospital at the moment, so won’t say much just in case…baby is due in 3 weeks, so hopefully all will be ok.
I made the 0-3 month size, as figured it could be worn over an outfit (in cooler weather) or as a top (in warmer weather). I also converted the pattern to knit in the round to the armholes, which make so much more sense to me than knitting in pieces and seaming. I also did a 3 needle bind off on the shoulder seams. Amazing what you can do to avoid seams!!
The pattern didn’t specify how to do the button loop, so I just crocheted a chain loop to fit the button, which I had in my button box.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. 1 ball teal (col 340203 – just a tiny ball leftover), and small part of 1 ball cream (col 340005)
Sticks: 1 x 3.25mm 40cm circular for bottom rib and neckband, 1 x 3.50 mm 40cm circular for body, 3.25mm dpns for armbands.
Time: 23 July 2007 – 13 August 2007. I know that doesn’t seem very quick, but there was a big gap in there when I did nothing on this knit!!
What I learnt: If you convert something to knit in the round, and have sewn up the shoulder seams as well, you have to use dpns for the sleeves!! Not that it mattered, as it was no trouble, but I didn’t quite think that through at the start of this project.