I have some secret knitting going on right now, but lucky for me I’ve also got a small backlog of FOs to share with you. In the “It’s kind of cruel that a knitter should have two boys” department, I present the matinee coat:
Pattern: Debbie Bliss’ Matinee Coat, from the first Baby Cashmerino pamphlet
Yarn: Baby Cashmerino, dusty rose, just over 3 balls for the smallest size
Time Elapsed: The knitting took less than a week, but it waited at least 2 for blocking and finishing.
Notes/Modifications: I changed nothing about this pattern. Given my track record with stupid knitting mistakes lately, that’s probably a good thing. Although now that I’ve done it, I should say that I think casting on in moss stitch and picking up the picot edge later seems a bit silly.
(Amelia did the sensible thing and just used a picot cast-on, and it looks great.)
The sweater has the usual collection of sweet-but-not-saccharine Debbie Bliss details, including the picot, the moss stitch, and the adorable little ribbon.
I made the coat for our babysitter’s daughter, but we haven’t seen her since the birth so I guess there’s a chance it will be gifted to the next person around me to have a girl! Jacob will admit that it’s cute, although he’s very excited to be getting a brother this summer.
Next up: A proper baby boy knit!