Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Helena" baby sweater

A friend of Husband's is expecting their first girl, after 2 boys. So I went the pink and sweet route.

This is Helena from Knitty.com, Summer 2008, knit the smallest size in Takhi Stacy Charles Cotton Classic in Light Pink. It took just under 2 skeins with size 6 US needles.

Modifications:
garter stitch edges instead of the turned under picot hems.
one tie closure instead of 2
braided tie closures instead of garter stitch

Started June 13, 2008, finished July 29, 2008. I would have finished faster but I'm not a monogamous knitter.

I liked it so much, I cast on for another one, for a co-worker expecting another girl. This time, I'm using Plymouth Fantasy Naturale in pink. It's worsted weight, so I'm using size 8 US needles, but still following directions for the smallest size. I won't have enough yarn, so will probably do the yoke in pink and the skirt in white. Doing some stash busting this way.

Though the sweater's so small, it's hardly putting a dent in the stash.

2 comments:

KnitTech said...

Very pretty.

Stacey said...

That's lovely. I'm sure the baby will look adorable all wrapped up in your handiwork.

Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!