Friday, September 22, 2017

Baby Sweater

I've had this pattern in my queue to make for awhile for Reuben, but on a whim decided to knit one up in the 0-3 month size for January Baby before tackeling a toddler one.

I really love how it turned out. The Almost Seamless Pullover was not an easy knit, but it wasn't hard either. The pattern was free, and well put together. I love the yolk. As it's the first sweater with sleeves I have completed (that worked out right) so I am extremely happy. After I knit this, the yarn arrived for my Christmas knitting, and the complicated lace sweater I am wanting to create for all the girls in my family, so it's nice to have one sweater done, for just a tiny bit of reference. I plan on creating the almost seamless pullover for the males in my family, as lace just does not sound like it would suit my father or my husband. Hahaha.

This sweater was knit on 4.0mm knitting needles with knit picks worsted weight yarn. I used exactly two skeins for the 0-3 month size--there was about two yards left! I totally played yarn chicken with this one. I also learned a new skill--Kitchener stitch! It was complicated, but not so much that I felt overwhelmed. I did figure out that tension is very important when binding off with this stitch, but I still feel I did an okay job, for my first time, anyway.

I hope my January Baby likes it. I know I do.