Winter hasn’t quite released us from her icy grip. Frequent freeze warnings and chilly mornings where our breath still hangs in front of us in the air keep us from packing away the few hats and coats remaining in our closets. Perhaps that is why I have been so taken with knitting sweaters lately. I have a goal to knit twelve this year…quite ambitious since I only seem to be able to eek out a few rows late at night when everyone else has gone to sleep.
This sweet sweater I made for a friend who just had a baby boy. I used cotton yarn in order to make it summer friendly and a great layering piece. The pattern is Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker.
On my needles now is a test knit for one of my favorite knitting designers, Lisa Chemery.
With several friends expecting Fall and Winter babies, I am certain I will have several opportunities for more sweaters. The hardest part is deciding on a pattern with so many cute ones from which to choose. But with twelve as my goal, Carleigh and Naomi’s babies may get quite a winter wardrobe.
“Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” — Ambrose Bierce