the end of summer baby jacket
Sweet little baby Jesse, 10 weeks old.I purposefully disconnected this summer to connect more with my family and like that the summer has flown by! And what a great summer we had, but wow! 3 months since my last post?! Although I've been disconnected in the technological sense I haven't been disconnected from knitting and here's my latest design... a stylish end of summer jacket for the little one.
someone didn't last long for this photo shoot!
Worked top down in a raglan style the upper body, sleeves and mini shawl collar are in reverse stockinette stitch while the lower body is worked in a 1x1 rib and finished with a kitchener bind off. One of the best things about it is it only uses @ 218yds (@199m) of a bulky weight yarn with #10.5 needles also used #10 for the ribbing & #8 for the kitchener bo. I used Cascade's Venezia Bulky but was sadly informed that this yarn, a wonderfully soft merino/silk combo is being discontinued. They do carry this in a worsted and a sport, which ironically I used for Wilhelmina's Baby Sweater the worsted same color too! Subconciously I must have something for this green.
The use of different increases & a kitchener bind off being the most difficult parts of this jacket would make me rate it for the intermediate knitter, but with the bulky yarn it's a quick knit... good thing too since my list of babies to knit for keeps growing!
I thought the handmade buttons helped complete the look.
A simple slip stitch crochet button loop.
A crochet chain piping in a contrasting color around the neckline & under the collar gives a hint of color.
The kitchener bind off, a nice polished finish.
I think she's done.
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