FFN: The Cutest Thing I Have Ever Knit
As I may have mentioned (or not) there seems to be a sudden surge in babies due in the mid to late spring. This last week I received my first invite to a baby shower (ever.) As a knitter my first instinct is to, of course, knit something for the tiniest of humans. I thought about a baby blanket, but having just knit one for another baby I was itching to try something different.
I browsed Ravelry looking at a few different ideas before finally settling on the Baby Sophisticate pattern. I ended up having a pretty good yarn to use with it (Berroco Vintage) and decided that it would be a great idea. I made a point to look through other people’s projects and noticed that it seemed to run a bit small. I ended up tweaking it by adding an additional 12 stitches at the cast on (based on the idea that if it was a little too big it would still fit someday.) The body was easy just some raglan increases and a division for the shoulders, nothing I hadn’t seen before. I managed to knit one whole sleeve before I really started to consider the possibility that I wouldn’t have enough yarn to finish the thing. (Oops)
Luckily I had some of the same yarn in a heathered brown and managed to add some stripes to the sleeves and finish the cuffs in the contrasting color. I ended up having to use the yarn I saved from that to re-knit the bottom edge of the main body, it was curling too much for my liking. I ended up having a little less than 1.5 yards of the purple left when it was all said and done.
The button band/shawl collar provided a few new things for me. Notably the process of wrap and turn, which ended up being a lot easier than I expected. I also followed the directions and ended up using EZ’s sewn bind-off (which made me think of the Kitchener stitch, which was also a lot easier than I expected. )
A quick little bath and all that was left was some buttons. Luckily I had the forethought to buy some that went well with the purple (and actually worked well with the brown too.)
The end result is in my opinion the cutest thing I have ever knit (so far)