Wednesday, June 11, 2008
New Pattern: Baby D Split Neck
I am hoping that this design is the first of a series of Baby D designs.We'll see; I just follow where the knitting muses lead me.
This sweater, worked from the top down, was improvised one weekend and quickly became a personal favorite (yes, I am biased). The design and excecution are very easy and accessible. Both the knitting and the minimal finishing happen quickly. The best part is probably dressing the long awaited recipient in your creation. It is a great place to use half finished bobbins if you have any sitting around from fair isle or intarsia (the exact situation that inspired me).
To fit Sizes: 6 mos.,(12 mos., 18 mos.) or 17"(18", 19") chest
22", 23", 24"
Gauge: 4 sts/in on US8
Materials: 3 colors of worsted weight
yarn; example uses Plymouth Encore; choose one to be MC (main color), CA (color A), CB (color B). 100 yds of CA and CB each, and 200 yds of MC (there will be extras),US 8 16" circular, US 8 DPNs, Stitch markers, 2 Stitch Holders, tapestry needle, bobbins (optional)
Note: The sweater shown is knitted to six month specs...Baby D is only two months old...