2 weeks ago, I became an aunt again. My sister gave birth to #3, a girl! Let's call her Baby S. Being a knitter, when we learned the news that my sis was expecting, I started the search for the perfect baby sweater. My sister has boy J and girl A already and they decided not to find out the gender ahead of time, very difficult for a knitter! My first thought was to go with the ultimate baby sweater, the Baby Surprise Jacket. Rav link. I've knit this sweater a few times already and the construction still amazes me. I do, however, have yet to knit it with stripes and I wanted stripes. After a day spent at my LYS, I happened upon the softest cotton blend yarn. Ella Rae Baby Cotton, I was drawn to 3 colors, cream, mushroom and breeze. Breeze is a baby blue and that was a gamble but girls can wear blue, boys wearing pink? Maybe not. Next, find a pattern as I wasn't feeling it for the BSJ this time, I found this pattern. Love this! One issue, pattern is written for worsted weight and I had a dk weight. Did some math and voila!
Teal Leaves Cardigan. Cast on last night, the yarn I received through a Rav destash. Loving it. Pictures to come.
Happy Knitting and Happy Easter!