Fourth finished object for 2013 – a baby sweater for the VEB’s expecting friends. A fairly easy-peasy knit, with some silver buttons etched with hearts. It’s a girl, and if she ever has a brother the buttons could be easily switched out for something less feminine.
Pattern: Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel, available for free here. (Honestly, I really don’t like garter stitch. If I knit this again I’d do moss stitch instead.) I only put 3 buttons on, mostly because me & the button band weren’t seeing eye to eye on a few things. (Eventually I will learn to just add extra stitches while knitting the body of these sweaters instead of adding the button band on later. Ugh.)
Yarn: One of my favorites, Rowan Purelife – British Sheep Breeds Undyed. I love knitting with this stuff! It’s a nice neutral color and very soft to the touch. (Admittedly, this yarn is hand wash only, and that’s impractical for babies, but I’m a sucker for natural fibers.)