So yesterday you saw the Legwarmies, they matched up really nicely with the Baby Vertabrae. This knit too way too long in my mind, the pattern is great, but I would do it in DK, because working up fingering weight yarn on 3.25 and 2.75 mm needles is too much purling at sock gauge.
However I find the design brilliant, keep a baby warm and make sure their bellies are washable. I did make one design change to the pattern, on the advice of a new mom, I knit 10cm of the arm in stockinette, and then did another 10cm of 1×1 rib. By extending the rib I gave the option of wearing the sleeve folded back (and not falling down) or pulled down over the hands if the baby gets cold.
This along with legwarmies make a great gift for someone who doesn’t want to knit for a brand new baby but in 9 and 12 month sizes.
– Details –
Project Name: Forest Baby Vertabrae
Recipient: Forest Baby
Yarn: KnitPicks Stroll Tonal Fingering in Kindling
- Changed sleeve to shorten and increased cuff length
- Picking up a sweater collar – Worked out fine, but I slipped the edge so the collar seems to really pull in. Whooops, live and learn for next time.
- Yarn – The color of Kindling was nice, although there were all sorts of funny felty joins in the yarn. Not enough to find concerning but after the Felici incident I was kinda of annoyed. I have other sock yarns I like more, but Stroll Tonal is great for those who are looking for a hand dyed look at not indie hand dyed price.
- Pattern – Nice pattern, although there was some errata that thanks to Rav pattern system I was able to get the updated pattern while I was knitting so there was no trouble for me. It is great that you can make a whole bunch of sizes in all sorts of different yarn weights on the same pattern.
Re-Knit?: Quite possibly, but never again in fingering, DK would be a nice weight.