Sunday, April 29, 2012
FO: Cap Sleeve Spring Shirt
Another little-ish knit for my 4 yo.
This is the girl's cap sleeved spring shirt, by Shellee Floyd, size 6. It's knit up in a soft, cuddly alpaca/wool blend which makes about the cutest spring layer in my girls' wardrobe. I love the way this fits, wears and looks when layered with a long sleeve tee and pants. Simple, feminine and bold all-in-one. It does violate one of my own preferences for kid knits though - it's not machine washable.
An interesting note on construction for this tee is that I started out the yoke with a size 6 needle, but changed to an 8 about about 6 inches, and then to a 10 at about 11 inches. I like that it created a slight flare without having to figure out increasing stitch counts. The pattern did not call for this much needle changing, but I am happy with the result.
The baby liked the soft alpaca yarn too!
I am really excited to start on a(nother) cardigan for myself - but am having a hard time committing to a pattern. I feel a little overwhelmed by all the knitting pattern goodness out there. Ravelry can be a huge help, however, and I find myself analyzing photos of individual projects - once there's a pattern that catches my eye - to see if I can find one that looks like one I'd knit (color, sizing, etc.). It's quite helpful for searching out yarn alternatives too. You'll have to stay tuned to what I pick out for myself next...
In the meantime I've started on Versa, the tunic style, for the older girls and plan to use yarn from the stash. I have a true rainbow of yarn left overs and there's no better way to use them then in a yoke or as trim!