Happy Friday everyone!!
I have a quick, teeny and super cute knit to share with you today. Amongst our family and friends, we have had something of a baby bonanza lately. I have whipped off another cute baby girl vest for friends of ours (in keeping with my baby knit hierarchy of course : )
March of the Elephants
Milo by Georgie Hallam
This is my second Milo and it will not be my last. I love me some top-down, in-the-round construction. But, my favourite thing about this pattern is how easily you can personalize it. You should check the project gallery on rav - some people are so creative! This time, I knit the 9 months size but to be honest I didn't check my gauge. That one of the best things about baby clothes... it will fit at some point.
The elephant chart is a free download from Marching Elephants newborn hats by KnittAddiction.
Yarn: Pear Tree Supersoft 8ply
Colourways: blush and natural
100% Australian wool
I don't usually knit with a non-superwash for baby clothes but I could't resist how adorable these colours were together. (Not to mention it was on sale at my LYS ; ) The yarn was lovely to knit but ran a bit thick and thin. The vest ended up with a slightly more rustic look than I was expecting but I still love the look and feel of it.
I was a little concerned that the yarns didn't contrast enough to really let the elephants show. I considered ripping them back and just knitting the body plain but my husband and my mum convinced me to leave it. Now that it's washed and blocked, I'm glad I did.
It's going to be very a rainy weekend here. I least I should have plenty of time to check out more projects with Tami's Amis and Fiber Arts Friday!