I know it's been a while since I've posted about knitting, this doesn't mean it's out of my mind. You may remember the yarn I received from Meredith for my birthday. I was procrastinating on finishing the project because I feared the yoke of the neck was too short and would lie wrong. I pushed myself to go to knitting group tonight so that I could sit with no distractions and finish the seaming.
The sweater really turned out great, except I was right in thinking the yoke didn't turn out right. There was no way I could tie the front in a cute little knot with such short ends. Luckily, fellow knitter to the rescue. Kari told me to knit a flap on the back (almost like a slot) to slide the other side through. It worked out great, and now I don't have to worry about strangling the baby for the sake of a cute knitted project.
I love the beautiful simplicity of this pattern and it's ability to be unisex. The yarn is silky for cotton and light weight. I would love to knit with this yarn again.
Some of you may have noticed I'm not completely done - I still have to sew on buttons. I have yet to sew buttons on (now) all three of the baby sweaters I've made. I'll do it eventually.
Pattern: Quaker from The simply Sublime organic cotton dk book
Yarn: Sublime Organic Cotton dk (3 balls)
Size: second size up for 51" chest