You may remember that I have been going through a garter stitch obsession despite my dislike for actually knitting in garter stitch. Since I have been making baby sweaters almost exclusively, I suppose the size of the garment is keeping me from going completely insane. Anything done in moderation…
Here is one of the latest to be completed:
Pattern: Camilla Babe by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, 2 skeins
Size Made: 12 months
Skills Required: work in the round, increase and decrease for lace
The pattern does run a bit big. My gauge was off a bit, so I knitted the 12 month, hoping that Maddy could wear it through December since she is a small kid and will be 18 months in December. And indeed it is large even with my gauge being tighter than it should be and having selected one size smaller than I should have.
The yarn is delightful to work with…snuggly soft and machine washable, so it will be a rather durable sweater for Maddy this winter.
The great thing about this sweater’s stitch pattern is that you can now find it in a matching blanket and an adult version and kid version! The pattern is really so addictive that it has birthed several other patterns. It would make a lovely gift (blanket and matching sweater) for a new family, for sure.
AND if you don’t have the skills to make it but want to learn, we have this project as a class. You can choose to make the baby version or the adult version. Check it out here.