Sep 1, 2010

Blue For Baby J

Way back at the beginning of the summer our little friend Miss B got a Baby brother. Baby J arrived and, I started knitting. But only after lot's of angst. I already had the yarn, Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, but then I couldn't find a pattern. Then I found a pattern but I thought I'd need more yarn. You know the drill. I went on and on like this for at least a month before I found the perfect pattern in Sirdar leaflet #297-Cheeky Chinos. How did I not see these patterns before?

Anyway, I like a lot of the patterns in this leaflet but the very imaginatively named Design J really spoke to me. It had just the right amount of interest without being fussy.


This was a very good knit for me. The pattern was clear and easy to follow. I even managed to do most of the seaming without too much grumbling in a way that shows a wee bit of skill. I was a little worried about the collar at first but after blocking it sits exactly right. I love it.


As I worked on this I envisioned wooden buttons and I was so excited when I went to my favorite button store to choose exactly the right ones. It turns out that the right buttons weren't wooden at all. Something about the slightly purple cast to the yarn really wasn't right with the natural look buttons.

Perfectly matching blue buttons were way better. I really do think that the right buttons are important. Thet can make or break a project either by enhancing the look or distracting from it.


This was finished in mid July but I just gifted it a week ago. Thankfully I always knit a size or 2 into the future so this is still just a little bit big on Baby J so I bet that it'll be perfect for the fall and winter.


Chery said...

Pretty little sweater. Something like that grown-up would be nice, too. I love the color and buttons.

Carole Knits said...

I love it!

Manise said...

I love it! Yes buttons can make or break a project. Nice job.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That is a great baby sweater! Love it. And the buttons, perfect. I agree that they can make or break a project.