Thursday, August 18, 2011
As cool as bow ties
For this baby cardigan I went back to a pattern I've used several times before. This time I decided to omit the built-in garter stitch button band, and instead pick up and knit a ribbed band. I wanted a v-neck and didn't completely love the way the garter stitch looked, the last time I did that.
And I used the wonderful Dance of Robots chart by Soile Pyhänniska. I was searching for a single colour motif that would fit on a baby cardigan, and wouldn't be seen to be gender-specific. It's for the newly-weds who received the blanket - baby is due soon, and they chose not to find out if it is a girl or a boy. I suppose some people might think robots are a boy thing, but that's crazy, because robots are cool. Especially dancing robots.
I suspect I will use the whole pattern one day, but this time I needed a baby garment and it didn't come in a baby size.
The red is Filatura Di Crosa Zarina and the silver is Patons Dreamtime.