Monday, September 14, 2015

Baby Sophisticate

Yes, unusual name for a pattern, but quite appropriate.  This one has proved less versatile, for me.  However, it's a great way to learn some new skills, and it is really quick to knit.  Designed by Linden Down, it's a free pattern on Ravelry.

It's in an Aran weight, and can be done in two day's knitting time - less than five hours.

You start at the top and knit down, increasing for the raglan sleeves as you go.  Then you set stitches aside for the sleeves and knit down the body.

You can adapt the stocking stitch to a textured stitch.

Once you have done the sleeves, you pick up for the front bands and collar, using wrap and turn short rows.  It's really easy and the collar sits beautifully.  I like to do the cast off row in a contrast, to look like the braid on a blazer.

Stitch on four buttons and you are done.


Robin said...

You are amazing! The variations you create and the numbers you produce are inspirations.

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