Friday, 25 June 2010

A Winter Jacket

After knitting our little one his Star Jumper, I decided to knit him something to wear, that was made to fit him - rather than something for him to grow into. He always seems to have pant legs rolled up, and baggy tops, so that his clothes will fit him a whole season.

Well, it was time for a change, and here's what he ended up with.


He's a pretty willing model. I suggested he put his new jacket on, and mummy would take some photos, and he was really keen.

He even put on his 'jacket hat' for a bit.





But not when we played on our walk.



Project specs:
Yarn: Patons Washed Haze (cotton/acrylic) - on special for $15 for a pack of 10 balls, I used 8
Needles: 5.5mm (I think)
Pattern: Robin Hood Cardigan, by Zoe Mellor, in Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots
Mods: The original pattern was written for a heavier yarn (I think). But when I swatched I was just about spot on with the stitch count. Which worked out well, as the pattern was based on measured length, rather than row counts. The hood was joined with a 3 needle bind off, rather than seamed and (as yet) I haven't added a tassel.