So I taught another friend to knit, and it so happens that this friend is expecting a baby in June, and we go to the same church, and la la la… a baptism sweater was called for.
The February Baby Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann, found in Knitter’s Almanac.
Started: Feb 12th, 2008 Finished: Feb 18th, 2008
Denise asks how fast do I knit? Rather quickly, being a Continental knitter, but the real question is probably how much time to I spend knitting? Answer: I’m not sure, and probably too much.
Yarn: Knitpicks Bare, merino/nylon fingering weight. Held double. About 110 gms.
Needles and Gauge: US sz. 4 / 3.5 mm Approx. 5 sts per inch.
To round out the ensemble I unvented a little bonnet using EZ garter stitch heart pattern, found in Knitting Workshop.
After picking up sts around the edge of the heart, I started knitting the gull lace pattern to match the sweater. It worked out quite nicely. I picked up 73 edge sts, decreased 2 at the center top, leaving 63 (7 sts x 9 repeats) plus 8 sts for garter stitch selvages.
After 6 repeats of the gull pattern I decreased K6 K2tog across and finished off with an inch of garter stitch.
An applied I-cord neck edge and ties finishes it off.
Pattern: February Heart Bonnet by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Heart and basic hat found in Knitting Workshop, gull pattern found in Knitter’s Alamac.
Yarn/needles/gauge: same as above. About 35 gms of yarn.
Started: Feb 18, 2008 Finished: Feb 19, 2008.
Should I round out the month with a shawl?