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, 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.

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.


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!