Anyway, I'm still on the baby knitting jag and I don't see it slowing down any time soon. If things continue on like this, I could put a serious dint in my DK and sport-weight yarn stash, as well as work through a good number of the baby patterns I've collected just in the last year or so. I just love knitting for little people, and I love when that special skein of yarn that I've hoarded in my stash for years finally becomes something worthy of itself.
My latest sweater fits this description. I knit the Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker, and I had a blast the entire time. This is a free pattern found on Ravelry, although Kelly offers a larger version for older babies as a for-purchase download. I used a skein of Play at Life Fiber Arts Boundless Sport in a color called By The Spoonful. I've been holding this yarn for a special occasion and had originally intended to knit socks for one of my boys with it. Well they suck. Not one of those ungrateful Y-chromosome carriers liked the color so I never got to use this most-beloved skein of yarn until now. It was the perfect color for a little sweater for a baby boy and I love how it turned out. It's definitely larger than the 0-6 week size intended in the pattern but I'm good with that. He'll get to wear it that much longer :)
Anyway, I just finished knitting it yesterday so it needs buttons and blocking, but here's a quick shot of my favorite little baby sweater. Please forgive the crappy instagram filter.
|the color is a bit distorted. it's actually gray, chocolate brown, and orange. beautiful in person :)|