i asked jenny to help me with knitting a baby sweater (you can see some of the gorgeous knitted goods from her clothing line here and here). i learned to knit when i was a kid, but as an adult i’ve only made one simple scarf, and that was years ago. for some reason i’ve stuck to crochet, after learning from cal and then illustrating a crochet book. but knitting seems much better for clothing, so now that i have brushed up on it, i’m scheming about all the things i can make! and knitting for a baby is perfect for me because the projects are small and fast.
jenny helped me find some great patterns and i chose a kimono style from this book. i was worried about the sizing, but i compared the finished back to a newborn sweater that i have and it seems just right. jenny is in mexico now, so as i’m waiting for her to get back and help me with the front panels, i’ve started on a second back, this time combining two alpaca yarns to make a thicker, warmer sweater.
if anyone has any patterns that they love, please post a comment!