Tuesday, 13 March 2012

FO: Petite Facile

I am having one of those days at work that the only thing I have to really happy about is that the girlscout cookies are here. Suddenly, life is good.

I recently made a sweater for a wee one, which never really inspires me. Forgive the boring pictures of a baby sweater without a cute baby bundled up in it. A boy-child yet to be born, but it got sent out with a flourish today as I won't care to figure out where it will be in the grand scheme of things when said baby makes an appearance. Better be safe and get it out early.

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I am none too precious with baby clothes. Hence, the worsted weight cotton that I bought at the sale that Suss had when she closed in New York. That was six years ago. I am loathe to make anything but baby clothes from the yarn; it makes my hands ache. It's machine washable and I'm assuming that the precious little bundle of joy will most likely throw up a few times before his first birthday. This uses up the last of my stash of it. Please hold your applause.

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I actually have no idea what size mini-person this might fit. Babies are either shockingly small or surprisingly huge to me. If I make something larger then I know it will fit eventually, unless they have a terrible genetic disorder and they end up being a regular guest on Maury Povich. Does he still have a show? Never mind. I don't want to know.

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The sweater pattern is called "Petite Facile" -the "Little Easy" and it's from Interweave Knits Winter 2011 issue. It's written as a solid-color, but, having limited yarn, I saw the opportunity for color blocks. I think it's cute, and it doesn't even look like I was afraid of running out of yarn. Or does it?

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It had a fun construction with short-rows for the sleeves and some easy finishing. I made the 3-6 month size, but because I didn't do a gauge swatch, I don't know how accurate this is. It will fit eventually.

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