More gift knitting. A good friend of mine is expecting a baby in early January so of course I wanted to knit something. I like knitting baby stuff because it goes to quick. I finished this in less than a week although the Thanksgiving holiday weekend helped with getting some quality knitting time in. Please pardon the indoor lighting on the pictures – Indiana didn’t get much in the way of sun in between when I finished and when I had to wrap the present.
My Rav project page is here.
Pattern – Milo (Ravelry pattern here) by Georgie Hallam aka Tikki. I like a lot her stuff because its clean and doesn’t try to be “cutesy.” Several items I would knit for myself if they came in adult sizes. Milo is a baby vest knit in the round top down with a super easy construction for the arm straps. The body has a simple cable down the front and the pattern provides several different cable options. I used the Horseshoe pattern since it was gender neutral and simple. Pattern was clear and easy to understand. I knit the three month size (pattern contains newborn up to 6 years) to have some wiggle room. Pattern is $6 on Ravelry.
Yarn – Universal Deluxe DK Superwash. As the name implies, this is a DK weight superwash merino yarn. One ball (how it comes) is 3.53 ounces and 284 yards. It’s very squishy but not very tightly plied. I actually had a lot of problems with the yarn splitting, as well as finding uneven spots. The colorway for this is Christmas Red, a bright red color. The gender of the baby is not yet known so this was a good gender-neutral choice. I used about 165 yards. I might use this yarn again for baby stuff because it is superwash but probably not for adult items.