Pattern: Baby Owl Vest
Designer: Jodi Haraldson
Size 6-9 months
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Needles: 3.75 & 4mm (US 5 & 6) 40cm (16 inch) Knit Picks nickel circulars
Started: March 16, 2011
Finished: March 20, 2011
This vest is constructed from a stockinette front and back with simple decreases for the V neck and armholes. The shoulders are finished with a 3 needle bind off. Stitches are picked up for the ribbing at the neck and arms. The owls are made through a very clever but very simple cable pattern and are on the front only.
Despite using heavier weight yarn and bigger needles than the pattern calls for, my gauge was still a little on the small side. I got about six stitches per inch instead of the five that the pattern calls for. Since the baby this vest is for is only a newborn, I didn't bother going up a size of needles and just made a vest for 6- 9 months (instead of the 9- 12 months based on the pattern).
This is what the vest looked like pre blocking...
This was my first time knitting with Cascade 220 superwash. I found the yarn very nice to knit, has lovely stitch definition and is plenty soft enough for a wee babe to wear. I love the colour of the green. However, it did bleed when I gave it a wash in cool water with some gentle baby detergent.
I blocked the vest flat with a couple (probably unnecessary) T-pins.
This is what what the finished object looks like...
I wanted to see what size it had ended up being so I tried it out on my Doodlebug. She is a small 8 month old and the vest fit, but was roomy so I think it will be ideal as a 6-9 months size for a little lad.
|She is also a very cute but not particularly cooperative model.|
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Have a great weekend everyone. See you next week for Knitting and Crochet Blog week!
|This was about a second before she launched herself|
head first off the chair...
don't worry both Doodlebug and the camera were unharmed.
My heart, on the other hand, got a bit of a workout ; )