This is the beginning of a baby cardi – for one of the many babies I know of scheduled to be born next year – based on a pattern from Summer IK 07. I’ve altered the stitch pattern significantly so that the seed stitch edge blends into the body of the garment, with random single purls scattered across the fabric, becoming more and more diffuse towards the top. It’s a nice, bright chartreuse colour – I find the onslaught of pastels and primary colours in infant and children’s clothing irritating and pedantic – and is soft and lovely. And let me just say: I am so thrilled that the Cotton Ease hype is not bunk. I love this yarn. It almost feels like microfibre, but without the strange “fakey” feel so many highly finished yarns often have. Not the cheapest yarn I’ve used but for a tiny cardi it’s lovely and also affordable.
Oh, and I have other recent acquisitions to show you! But you will juuuuust have to wait.