Monday, June 18, 2007

Garter stitch jacket & hat

(cross-posted to my own blog recklessglue)

pattern: Debbie Bliss, the baby knits book
yarn: Debbie Bliss alpaca silk (80% baby alpaca, 20% silk) in coral (#25010)
needles: 4.5 mm bamboo straights

A quick knit! I even did the little matching garter stitch hat to go with it. In the end it took me just over 7 balls of the alpaca silk, which is totally outrageous for a baby knit, but hopefully this little jacket will be enjoyed for a little while at least by my BFF's soon-to-be baby girl.

It's not 100% done as I still need to find/sew on some decent buttons for it:

The DB alpaca silk is GORGEOUS. I've got a couple of balls left of the same coral and plan to do a cowl or something with it, so that I too can be wrapped in it's silky fuzziness at all times!


Criquette said...

That yarn was just meant for that pattern. Very nice. What a lucky baby!

Nichole said...

I LOVE it! The color is beautiful too (so lovely to see baby knits not always in "baby" colors)!