Wednesday, 13 June 2012
For A Little Girl
Every one says it is so easy and quick to knit baby clothes.
But on the most I had as much stitches on my needle as for a grown up jacket. Tiny needles and thin yarn. I do not consider myself as a slow knitter but I actually spent about 70 hours on this.
But I am very happy about how it came out in the end. After washing and blocking it looks so nice and cute.
I had to frog my first attempt on the jacket - using a bad yarn from Dale. It was splitting and got fuzzy so I changed to Sandnes Lanett and that did the trick.
I like a tight knit - it gives a better stitch definition and keep the garment better looking over time. That made the stitch pattern a little fiddling, but it is so special and it looks nice.
Giving knitted things away is always scary - did it came out as it should?
Does it look good enough to give away? All those thoughts and all the time it takes to come to the point: It is ok, it looks good enough and I have a good feeling about giving it away. Familiar??
I hope the little girls parents will be happy about the set, and that it gives a little girl comfort in her first days.
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Sandnes Lanett (set), Dale Falk and Drops Karisma (bird)
Needles: 2mm (set), 3mm (bird)
Size: 3 months
Pattern: Baby set, Free bird pattern
Other materials: Buttons, silk ribbon
Ravelry link: Little Baby