Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sweater all done

My new cousin now has a new sweater. I blocked the finished pieces before seaming and knitting the collar, as is customary. It also ensures that, whatever the gauge, the fronts and sleeves will be the same size. They may not look like what they're supposed to, but they'll be even, dagnabit.

Pattern: "Baby's First Tattoo" by Delia Lam from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, size 3 months, 3/3.25mm needles. Adorable pattern, but see here for why I don't recommend it.

Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull, about 1.3 skeins 3507 (orange) and 0.5 skein 0090 (black). I love working with Baby Ull. It's affordable but knits up soft and puffy. Also, it's machine-washable and therefore practical for baby clothes.

A back shot because I'm always complaining about their absence in books:

And finally, a close-up of the swallow 'cos it's just so darn cute. Rather than embroider the design over the finished front as called for in the pattern, I knit it in.

I hope it fits!

1 comment:

Ily said...

That's so cute! If it was a cardigan in an adult size, I'd totally wear it.