Before I was a mother I looked rather askance at mothers who dressed their children in matching clothing. Too Cutsey! Little did I know…
Last winter after hearing my fellows argue and argue about who got to wear what I broke down and bought them matching jackets.
There we are in April, exploring the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Those blessed jackets have prevented many a squabble amongst the restless natives.
Now we’re doing it again, but now it’s the matching Knitwear:
The set is complete. Each boy now has Pirate hat, sweater, and socks. I’m done knitting pirates for awhile.
[I hope you will all forgive the orange shorts. Gabriel is quite decisive about his clothes and refused to change for the photoshoot. And that grey thing he’s holding is his beloved t-shirt he had to take off for the shoot.]
Project Specs: Saddle Shoulder Pirate Sweater version 2.0 – for Gabriel
Pattern: Seamless Saddle Shoulder recipe from Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Skull chart from HelloYarn. Original idea from ZigZag Stitch.
Yarn: KnitPicks Telemark colors Mineral Heather (4.5 skeins) and Black (less than 1 skein)
Needles and Gauge: US sz. 4 / 3.50 circular and double point needles. Approximately 5.5 sts per inch – 25″ finished chest.
Verdict: A bit on the small side for a rapidly growing kid. Oh well. I think Gabriel is always cute. Does it matter what he’s wearing?
I still can’t decide if the yarn is Grey or Purple. Opinions?
PS: Love love love love Elizabeth Zimmermann. Her sweater designs are so useful and brilliant!