This is Sprout’s first hand-knit… and he/she doesn’t need it right now, but hopefully will get to use it next spring. I knit this simple sweater in about 12 hours — I became so engrossed in this thing, I just kept knitting and knitting, and it only took a little over a day. Whoops! Buttons will be chosen after our next ultrasound in December, when we will hopefully find out the baby’s gender.
Started — November 8
Completed — November 9
Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker
I find it quite difficult to pronounce the name of this pattern. Each time I think I’ve got it right in my head, I say it aloud and stumble over all the P’s and “er”s. The puerperium period is the newborn stage from birth to about 6 weeks. This cardigan is designed to fit at that age, and also to be easy to get on a wiggling, squirming, red-faced Little Bitty. The pattern is wonderfully and concisely written and includes three sleeve options: short, long and straight, or long and tapered. I chose to knit the long and tapered sleeves.
Knit Picks Swish DK
100% superwash merino wool
1.62 skeins = 199.3 yds used
This yarn is soft, squishy, and beautifully colored. Best of all, it is machine-washable! The wool should be plenty warm and cozy for a new March baby.
I am not the greatest at photography, so please excuse the blurriness of these pictures.