Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Baby's Cross-over Coat, A Legacy Pattern

In 1973-74 I made the same sweater pattern for my daughter as I'm making for my first grandchild. My sister also used this pattern to make a white sweater, tho' for whom I don't remember. I made this in a basket weave stitch for my son. The pattern was in the 1973 Mon Tricot magazine for babies and children.
It is a wondrous feeling to be able to make this for the next generation.
In the French pattern, the buttons are meant to be at the baby's back but no one I ever gave this sweater to buttoned it that way.
Used: Almost 2 balls of Debbbie Bliss in Baby Cashmerino color #340017, a chartreuse and #5 Addi Turbo lace needles. Originally I'd started on #3, then moved up to #4 before finally getting the right gauge on #5's. Very time consuming. But, I did want the sweater to fit a baby, not a doll.

1 comment:

Michelle Garza said...

I'm a friend of Scott and Caroline's. This is absolutely beautiful! Just impeccably made. Congrats on Ari Milo!