Sunday, June 24, 2012

Baby Sweater on Two Needles

In the upcoming months, there will be a PARADE of baby sweaters arriving on this site! Three siblings/siblings-in-law are expecting or recently had a new arrival. This little item goes to my niece, due in August. The baby shower was yesterday, so I thought I would reveal the present today! Details:Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmermann Yarn: Darlaine Sport Wool in Cream, two balls (picked up by my mother at a yard sale) Needle: Size 4 Begin: June 1, 2012 End: June 8, 2012 Modifications: Started with 60 stitches to make up for small needles and yarn. Sleeves started after 4th repeat of lace chart instead of third. One additional lace chart in sleeve, but NO additional increase to body of jacket under the sleeve. Additional rows of garter at beginning before increases to account for small row gauge of sport weight. Clearly my lack of command regarding buttonhole placement makes these ladybugs look "whimsical" walking up the sweater! And who can resist the delightful two-sided cloth gift bag as a delivery vehicle? Watch out Little One, Auntie E is ready to spoil you! Don't let your Mom and Dad forget to send me a picture of you wearing your new garb!

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