...And still more baby knits
Now that Twig has received her non-grandkids' stuff, I can post it!
These are for a set of fraternal twins, a boy and a girl.
So, for the little guy:
A henley-type sweater I made up on the fly. It reminds me of a lumberjack's jacket :) This came out really little, but I think it would fit him. The buttons are sky-blue, not white. The stitch pattern is Sailor's Rib from Barwara Walker's 2nd Treasury.
For the little lady:
A raglan cardi, pseudo-EZ percentagey, obviously made up as I went along. I can't remember the exact name of the stitch pattern, but it's one of the brocades. There was a similar baby sweater in Vogue a few months ago, I think.
Both sweaters are in Caron Simply Soft.
I've seen Saartje's bootie pattern (PDF) all over Blogland. Now, usually, popularity is enough to turn me off a knitting project. Not on purpose, but it just kinda so happens -- I rarely fall in love with a very popular pattern, although there are exceptions to that trend. But these booties are just so cute. So, so, so cute. I've been dying for a chance to knit them, and I got it! And I certainly did not regret it -- this pattern is wonderfully written and even illustrated for your convenience! And goes so fast -- I knit both pairs in about a day.
Because they're twins, I made them matching. Because I'm cheesy like that. But they're not identical, see?
I made these in leftover Swish, and I had to change the pattern a bit to make them work with the yarn. I cast on 25 stitches, I think, and only knit 8 rows straight instead of 10.
Finally, I had to make hats to match:
Just plain ol' little garter stitch hats, knit flat and seamed (not very tidily, alas), in Swish.