Friday, March 25, 2016

FO Friday! Baby things

Wow, how long has it been since I did FO Friday? A long time.

Anyway, I finally sewed buttons on some tiny cardigans and so I can share them with the world.

Here's Little Coffee Bean by Elizabeth Smith.

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I used Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, which is really more of a worsted weight yarn. This meant using a looser gauge than intended, because the combination of cotton yarn and tight gauge would have made armour rather than a cardigan. As a result, this sweater is large - technically 6 month size, but I'm pretty sure it's way bigger. That's cool. Hopefully it will fit the small one in an appropriate season.

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These are the cute owl buttons I bought at EYF, in action.

I ran out of brown yarn, so had to make the button bands narrower than called for, but I think it looks okay.

Next up: Puerperium by Kelly Brooker

I used Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK, which is quite a shiny cotton. I have been building a small stash of this since it comes in lots of great colours.

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The free version of this pattern is just sized for a newborn, so that's what I made. I added some colourwork for interest, adapted from a colourwork pattern found in Geometric Knitting Patterns by Tina Barrett. Knitting colourwork flat is not my favourite thing ever, but for such a small knit it wasn't so bad.

Yay for tiny knits! I currently have no baby knits on the needles and am trying to make some headway on some knitting for myself, but I hear the call of tiny quick knits, so I'm sure I'll have something else on the go soon.

6 comments:

  1. Awwww! I made a Coffee Bean cardi for Felicity but it came up quite big and my husband somehow felted it in the wash before she'd grown in to it. At least it was a quick knit!

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  2. Love the coffee bean cardi and those buttons are so sweet!

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  3. Nice button choices, and I really like the mods you made to the Puerperium. The little one is going to look so cute in it!

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  4. They are both beautiful - I love the colours you have chosen and the colour work that you added to the Puerperium!

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  5. Adorable wee knits! Love how perfectly the owl buttons look on the little coffee bean. Great colourwork addition to the Puerperium. I think that cotton yarn is a smart choice for baby knits.

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