February 20, 2017

I have the sweetest and most adorable project to show you today:  Eole by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne, knit with Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK.  Both pattern and yarn were absolutely wonderful, making this project such a fun knit--plus, it's darn adorable!  Can't wait to see the baby in this! I think the pattern itself seems more feminine with the windmill increases that start at the neck and end at the shoulder, creating a bit of a gathered look, but I do think that baby and toddler boys can easily get away with wearing a few gathers.  The pattern is finished with an applied i-cord bind off giving an opportunity to add a dash of color to this sophisticated charcoal gray.  I struggled for a while in the button store, but finally ended up going home empty handed and choosing plain black buttons I had in my stash.  Love the look.

This is intended for a baby boy and was knit in the 18 mos. size.  I look forward to knitting this again. The yarn was perfect for this pattern and easily made gauge (24 sts. to 4") using smaller needles than the ball band recommended.  The yarn is machine washable and should be dried flat. I always like to give care instructions when I gift a sweater, but honestly, if this goes in the dryer, it won't be the end of the world.  It won't felt, but dryers tend to abuse the fibers too much.  

In the end, I'd made this again and again and again!

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  1. This is super cute and elegant, I like the combination of dark grey and mustard you've chosen. Baby knits are so rewarding!


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