Thursday, April 14, 2011

baby knit

A friend of a the family just had a baby girl. he family isn't close by, and this baby girl was an unexpected and completely joyful addition to their family, so I figured a quick little sweater and hat would be appreciated.

The interesting thing about this is the yarn - I used a ball of Collinette Jitterbug I had hanging around, and used the same baby sweater pattern that I used for the blue one a while back
This pattern isn't written anywhere, it just sort of lives in my head. I change up the yoke every now and then, but both of these have garter yokes and front bands.
What you'll notice is different is the front band and hat of the pink set use a different yarn. Collinette Jitterbug is kind of stingy with the yardage. Whereas the blue Fleece Artist had plenty for a sweater and matching hat due to the approxinmately 325 metres, the 270ish metres of the Collinette caught me by surprise. Luckily I found the cotton-wool blend in the stash and it matched pretty well.

I have to say, the Collinette also pooled a TON on the sleeves, and not in a matching way.

I'll take Fleece Artist every time, given the choice.


Brenda said...

that is definitely some serious pooling. But it gives it character, don't you think?

KnitTech said...

The nice thing about baby sweaters, they take such little time. Muggles think we spent forever on them.

Wannietta said...

I don't mind pooling - it adds character and makes knitting with variegated yarn an adventure.
I've always been put off by the lack of yardage in Jitterbug. I have a few skeins that I got at Julie's tent sale but otherwise to me there are so many other gorgeous yarns with inspiring colourways with yardage that makes them so much more worth the $$. Colinette just needs to work out that one little thing & she'd be so much more competitive.

Needles said...

I have to admit I am a sucker for the colours. The Velvet series are just about the richest colours I own and there blackest of her colour series and the whitest are ones I have used with a great deal of success. But she is a little stingy with the yardage.