Happy Friday everyone : )
I refuse to let my 10th FO Friday post in a row be defeated by something as pathetic as a Blogger system crash! Friday the 13th be damned!! So, here it is, with 9 hours to spare (mountain time).
It is my pleasure to present:
Cables in Storm Clouds
Pattern: Pembroke Vest by Kristen Kapur
Size 12 months
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash
Colourway 900 - 1.1 skeins used
Knit Picks nickel interchangable circ. 3.75 & 4.5 mm (US 5 & 7)
Knit Picks nickel DPN's 3.75mm/US 5
2 buttons (purchased at The Knitting Room)
|Button close up. They have little snowflakes that are tough o see in this shot|
I am sold on knitted vests as baby boy presents. They are fun and quicker than sweaters to knit. As a mum, I know they are easy to use in a baby wardrobe. In general, I like to knit patterns that are at least 6 months and bigger. That way, it doesn't really matter the finished size, because unless it turns out super tiny, it will fit at some point. Also, newborns have the ability to grow out of clothes in less time than it takes to change their diaper. They are also pukey little blobs who are probably most comfortable in in onesies and sleepers. So, I like to knit a size that will last a little longer, be a little more functional and still look darn cute.
I enjoyed this pattern. It was clear and easy to follow. I knit the 12 month size and ended up with a vest that is probably a 9- 12 month size. I found the shoulder shaping a little strange and think, considering it is a V-neck, that the buttons are probably unnecessary on the 6 & 12 month sizes. I didn't really learn any new skills but am becoming more and more comfortable with sweater shaping and seaming.
Overall, I am thrilled with the result and excited to send it off to my cousin's new little lad in Wales.