Featured finished project of this week is my latest store sample:
Baby Sophisticate by Linden DownThis is a seamless raglan constructed cardigan with a shawl collar.
This pattern is free on ravelry for sizes 0-3 months and 6-12 months.
There is a paid version for sizes up to child size 10 for $6.50.
Here is a link to the free pattern on ravelry: Baby Sophisticate free
And the paid version (also on ravelry): Baby and Child Sophisticate
I used a heavy worsted weight yarn from Maine : Peace Fleece Pyho Mnpa 75/25.
This is a 75% Merino, 25% Mohair blend yarn and comes in many lovely colors. I like it especially for an outer garment such as this baby jacket. You only need one skein for size 6 months to 1 year.
The yarn comes in many beautiful colors and is a steal at $13 per 200yard skein. I used the color "Blueberry Borsht".
While knitting this baby jacket, I used one of the beautiful Fringe Bags we sell at the shop. It is constructed in a heavy canvass and has several inside pockets for your notions. It also has a total of three grommets inside to feed your yarn through. This is great especially for color work or two-at-a- time work. I did knit up the sleeves both at the same time pulling yarn from the outside and the inside of the ball as I was not sure if I had enough yarn (I did have enough). It is like having a mobile yarn bowl and yes, you can make up containers with holes in the lid or a binder clip to pull the yarn through to avoid tangled messes, but nothing beats the real thing; trust me on that! The bag is the perfect size and closes with a draw string. It has an additional leather strap handle on the side for easy carrying or to hang it up while knitting.
At $63 each it is something you may want to put on your wish list. It is the perfect gift for any knitter.
|I fed scrap yarn through the sleeve stitches in the row before I had to join the body..|
|..this made it easy to just "drop" the underarm stitches and join the body in the following row.|
|I picked up the sleeve stitches onto two circular needles to knit them at the same time|
|To bind off the collar I used Elizabeth Zimmerman's Easy Sewn Bind-off for the just right and stretchy fit.|