Following yesterday's detailed post of sweater, shoulder-seam and sleeve construction, today's post gives us all a mental break.
Wicked' baby sweater is nearing completion.
Bright and cheerful in colour, simple in design, it is the perfect 'waiting for dinner' knitting.
The pattern is from the Need A Baby Sweater book. I love that book because every pattern has instructions for several different yarn gauges. That sure makes yarn shopping easy. When I saw the glorious, child-centred, colours of wicked, I knew that regardless of gauge, I had a pattern that would work. Knitters of old worked this way, I'm sure. There certainly wasn't money or opportunity to purchase a new pattern for each project. One pattern but different stitch counts and needle sizes and the knitter had instructions for the entire family.
What worked then, still works in 2013. And it is so cute.