. . .when a good friend asks you to knit a baby garment for her good friend? Well, when I think about how much Rachael has made my transition to living in Mexico so easy, the answer is simply, “Of, course.”
The challenge was finding a pattern that would work with my dwindling yarn stash. The baby is a girl which is good because I definitely don’t have any “boy” colors.
Yes, I know we live in Mexico but, believe it or not, it gets rather chilly down here in the winter. By December, the little girl will be six months old. Since I only have wool and wool blends, I decided to go ahead with a jacket but to knit it for a six month old.
What I like about the Treefort Jacket by Megan Grewal is the layering potential. The short sleeves make it almost a vest over a long sleeved top. And, I love the hood!! The body is knit seamlessly and flat from the neck down. The sleeves are worked in the round. The hood is worked from the neck up, with increases worked along the center back and then grafted at the top.
The original pattern is done as a striped, stash buster but I’m going to stick to just the Wool of the Andes Mineral Heather because I don’t have any worsted weight scrap yarns. I also think it will make the jacket more versatile – dressed up or down. The little girl needs to learn that skill as early in life as possible.
What’s a knitter to do. . .
by Kelley on May 16, 2013