On Monday morning our good family friends welcomed brand new baby Audrey Susan.
As you can imagine, I started into baby knitting as soon as I heard the wonderful news. First off the needles was a little sister sweater to match Greta‘s that I knit in April. I had mentally been planning to knit this with the scraps, provided the new arrival was a girl… and it was!
I scaled everything waaaayyy down and knitted it a bit differently. I knit the original in the round as a bottom-up seamless raglan. The baby one I knitted back and forth as a top-down seamless raglan. It ended up with short sleeves for ease of dressing a squirming baby, and because I ran out of the teal yarn.
Yarn is Berroco Comfort, knitted on US sz. 7 needles.
Timeline: Knitting on Tuesday, embroidering on Wednesday, darning in ends on Thursday.
I was reminded while darning in ends the reason why I intended to skip this sweater in the future…
Holy Darning Needles, Batman! 68 ends. Yes, I counted – 68!!! No respectable baby sweater should have that many ends. Fortunately I used enough of the scraps that I shouldn’t be tempted to knit this again.
Welcome Audrey! Thanks for giving me an excuse to knit sweet little things!