New neighbour and a little knitting



I know I've been a totally slack blogger lately.............nothing wrong, just way too busy. The only knitting I've done this week is this little baby February Lady Sweater, just like my black one other than having a round yoke and being a lot smaller. From my copy of Elizabeth Zimmerman's little book The Knitter's Almanac (1974) she knits this baby jacket on two needles from the neck down with only the sleeve seams to sew up. I just checked on Ravelry and 2599 people have knit this little jacket from Elizabeth's book and then added it to their Ravelry projects so it seems to be a very well utilised pattern that has proven to be quite timeless. Now me being me I knew I could make some amendments and came up with this version which is knit on a long 3.5mm circular needle from the neck down and I worked the sleeves as the February Lady Sweater suggests. I used the magic loop method again to work these tiny sleeves so there was absolutely no sewing up, 4 tails to darn in and 3 buttons to attach. I used less than 100g (2balls) of 8 ply (double knitting) Heirloom Carpri which is a nice mix of 70% cotton and 30% wool. This little jacket is actually a dusty rose (colour 693) not so pink as the photo and is going to a little girl who was born on the 2nd of April and will be our neighbour when she gets home from hospital. Dear Husband has already seen little Jasmin and he said she is really cute with round apple cheeks, can't wait to see her.

2 comments:

Dee said...

The sweater turned out adorable.

My Love is..... said...

so pretty. well done!! I have a well worn copy of EZ's almanac also!!