Wednesday, 27 March 2013

WIP Wednesday

I'm working on a little knitted gift for a good friend who's baby is due in May. It's the Puerperium cardigan which is a free pattern from Ravelry, it's a lovely simple pattern and has so far worked up really quickly.

The yarn is a Cornish pure wool that my Mum gifted to me last year but frustratingly I can't find the tag anywhere so all I know is that is a DK weight wool and really soft to the touch. If I have enough left over after knitting the sleeves, I might knit some little booties of a hat to match.


I didn't have the right size DPN's for the sleeves so I'm having to use the magic loop method for the first time. I figured it out from some brilliant video's on Youtube but it's still taken me a little while to feel comfortable knitting with the needles like this, a few of the stitches are slightly loose where it's taken me a few rows to get the tension right but I don't think my friend will be too fussy!



I've recently finished this cardigan in the last few weeks but thought I would quickly show you as I'm so happy with it. I started it when I was staying overnight in the hospital with Arthur back in December but left it half finished for ages as I just wasn't finding very much time to sit and knit! 

I finished it just in time though, as it fits him perfectly. Phew! That is the problem with baby knits... they are a lovely thing to knit but they don't fit the recipient of the item for very long!


(Sorry the photo isn't brilliant, I took it on my phone and he doesn't sit still for very long these day's!)

xxx



12 comments:

  1. Both your baby knits are gorgeous. especially that cabled coat.

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  2. Beautiful baby knits, your little boy looks gorgeous in his cabled jacket.
    Kim

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  3. Such a cute jacket! I love how grown up it is :)

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  4. Beautiful baby and sweater!

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  5. A new blog layout you say...I like it.
    Was worried I had missed something when I couldn't find you recently,
    Nelly xxx

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  6. Your little boy is sooo gorgeous and looks so adorable, I love the cardigan -
    you're so clever to have knitted that, and it suits him down to a tee :-) So nice to see babies in colours, too, and not just 'blue for a boy' etc.
    Jess x

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  7. What a cutie! You really are an amazing knitter.

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