15 May 2009

Wool Baby Jacket

This is the first project that I started for ME. It is also the first project I completed in Japan.

I love this wool, purchased at a Lodenwelke in Austria, and I decided it would make a great little unisex jacket for a future Downie (as my mom likes to call her future grandchildren). I used a really simple 5 square pattern (knit 5 squares - a big one for the back, and then 2 for the front, and two for the arms). I used a 3-needle cast-off to attach the back to the front panels, and then picked up stitches for the arms. The neckline, front, and wrists are in garter stitch, and the rest is in seed stitch.

I've purchased some wooden buttons, but haven't put them on yet. I'm playing with waiting for a Downie to make his or her arrival before putting on buttons, or just biting the bullet and getting fun colorful buttons. The hope is that this jacket will "grow" and could be used as a cardigan for a 2-3 year old as well.

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