Posts Tagged ‘seed stitch’

This is the first knit gift I’ve finished for my nephew-to-be. I actually had a hard time finding a satisfactory sweater pattern for a baby boy. I wanted something that was a little different, but not too cutesy, and still interesting to knit, but would not make my nephew roll his eyes rightout of his head when he looks back on his baby pictures 13 years from now. (Yeah, I thought that far ahead.) I finally decided that Elinor’s Seed Stitch Baby Jacket would be just about right. It’s a simple little hoodie, but the texture and double-breasted styling make it just special enough.  I used 3.5 skeins of Elann Superwash Worsted in “wheat” on size 6 needles, and chose some dark brown leather buttons to contrast. All that seed stitch slowed things down significantly, and made my wrists ache if I worked on it for too long, but I am so happy with the finished product that I forgive you, Seed Stich. Other than that, it was a fairly easy knit, although somewhere along the line it is apparent that I completely forgot how to use a measuring tape, so I adjusted all subsequent measurements accordingly…sort of….looks proportional to me, anyway. And this is what I like about knitting for babies: they are every size at some point in time.  Whether Mom stuffs them in that sweater on the particular day that it just happens to fit is another thing altogether. (Be vigilant, Sis. I want pics of the little guy in this one!)  There are a few more photos on Flickr, too. 

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