Friday, 19 April 2013

A pebble vest for Baby Jack

Oh I do so like this pattern as, unlike the still sweet sleeveless top mentioned here, it is knitted in a single piece.

The pattern is for a single newborn size and suggests using a DK. My first knit using this pattern needed to be particularly teeny (see this post) which happily worked by using smaller needles and Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino. I was slightly worried that the pattern could be a little snug for Baby Jack, as by the time I busied myself knitting it, Jack was no longer a newborn. So I used Debbie Bliss cashmerino Aran and knitted the vest on 5mm needles. I needn't have worried - I met Jack for a cuddle for the first time last week and he was looking rather yum in his pebble vest at just over four months.

Teeny white buttons from Great Gran's tin, sewn on with a cheery red

So, the first of some makes for Baby Jack.

I'm trying to reduce my mountain of ironing this afternoon... I try to be the veritable housewife and this is what happens

Oh Miss Ethel! Maybe I'll just have a cup of tea...

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  1. It's very sweet especially with the stripey trousers. Don't cats always look so comfortable?

    1. Oh thank you... Baby Jack did look so sweet in his Pebble vest. A lovely pattern. As I write this Ethel is curled up on Patch's sunny bed - in his little suitcase (not yet put away from a weekend away, and now I haven't the heart!)

  2. What a cute top! And i love your cat, Catherine x

    1. The Pebble vest is oh such a sweet - and simple! - pattern. I must remember how lovely it is and not be tempted by others... We are so lucky with Miss Ethel, she really is a dear. Apart from when I want to knit or crochet. Wool sends her barmy.