In April, My Old Man’s sweet daughter gave birth to her second baby, a son (for those of you keeping track at home, that’s 8 boys in 8 years in our family!). Having just finished a Child’s Placket-Neck Pullover for our new great-nephew, I decided to whip up another one.
I wanted it to match a granny blanket I was crocheting for him, so I decided stripes would be fun. How do you take a fast, straightforward knit and make it fiddly? Add stripes! I was using Swish Worsted in various blues and greens from the stash, and I based the stripes on how much I had of each color, and then arranged the stripes in a pleasing manner:
2 stripes light blue
2 stripes light green
1 stripe medium blue
2 stripes dark blue
1 stripe olive green
The sweater ended up a bit wonky here and there, thanks to some miscalculations on my part. I was knitting with worsted at a fatter gauge than the pattern calls for, and since I wanted to make this for a newborn, I modified to make the pattern smaller. This worked great! Except I made some sort of mistake with the collar placement. It’s a design feature, right?
In addition to adding stripes and modifying numbers for fit, I did the cuffs, waist, and collar in garter stitch rather than seed stitch.
Overall, I was pleased with how it turned out, and it did look mighty precious on him. It was also a great match for the blanket I made, which I plan to show you tomorrow.