Things may be looking up for the EZ knits, around here.
Pattern: Baby sweater on two needles, or the “February Baby Sweater”, Elizabeth Zimmerman
Yarn: Madelinetosh Sock, “Gracious” colorway (from the first run of Magnolia Society)
Time Elapsed: This version of the sweater and booties set were knit in under a week.
Notes/Modifications: This is a sweater with a saga. In short: Since the pattern calls for dk-weight yarn, and gives no schematics, I was worried that a sweater knit in sock yarn would be too small. So I upped the sizing, and ran out of yarn.
I then ripped it out and re-knit as written, figuring it’d all work out. And it did–the sweater measures 18″ around, which is a fine size for your average 3-month-old girl. Knit as written, I had enough yarn left over for a pair of garter-stitch booties, too. While I may not have enjoyed getting to know my inner process knitter, I will admit it turned out okay in the end.
Now let’s just hope the wee one this is for stays “indoors” for another week or two!