Friday, June 23, 2017

FO Friday: Look Familiar?

There's nothing wrong with your monitor - this IS the exact same baby sweater I posted last week, but with different yarn and buttons. I had a baby shower to attend recently and needed a project that I could work on while traveling, so I turned to my go-to, the Seed Stitch Yoke Cardigan. I knit the sleeves two-at-a-time on the way to TNNA, and started the body of the sweater on the way home.

A few monkey wrenches popped up once I got home (namely, losing an entire day to being flattened by a nasty cold I picked up at the show), and I very nearly didn't finish in time to gift this to the intended recipient. Somehow it all came together, and my iron had the good graces to break down only after I'd finished steam blocking this project into presentability. That was lucky!

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Tip: Add a sample of wool wash to your gift!
Also lucky was finding the perfect buttons in my stash, something I hadn't thought through when choosing the yarn color (incidentally, I used Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Sour Apple). I'd purchased these cute buttons a year or two ago from Fastenation Studios (I think they're now called Wild Flower Button Studios?) and for some reason I just like the way they look - it all somehow works.

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I do have a few more babies to knit for, but I'm planning to to expand my horizons for pattern choice (and I'm taking suggestions for worsted weight baby sweaters, if you have any).

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty weekend!

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