The next installment in the Baby Knitting Bonanza is complete -- a little lilac eyelet number in Baby Ull. The pattern is loosely based on this pattern from Drops -- though altered to make it fit my favorite top-down method. The yoke motif is the "garland pattern" from Barbara Walker's first knitting stitch treasury. It's supposed to look like little flowers, but it's a bit hard to see, I think.
This is my first time working with Baby Ull, and I have to say I'm not bowled over. The yarn is not as soft as other baby yarns I've worked with, and there's a definite plasticky superwash feel to it. Nevertheless, I think that the sweater came out nicely -- though it grew quite a bit in blocking. I was intending to knit a nine-month size sweater, but I think that this might be more like a one-year. Thankfully, since the sleeve cuffs are knit in one piece with the rest of it, they can be folded up as the baby grows into it.
6 days ago