You can see above the back of the peachy-pink baby jumper (or 'sweater' if you prefer, which I think is a horrible word! It makes it sound like a garment that makes you need to wash!!). The pattern is intriguing. It's worked over 12 rows: 3 lots of pattern A, then 3 lots of B, both of which have pattern row-pearl row as a working method. What's intriguing about it is that, although the holes in the pattern seem to move to the left then the right, the pattern is the same for all the moves - i.e. the hole creation isn't one stitch to the left or right each time. I can't help but think that knitting is a very clever business!!
The thing that really bothers me about this pattern is that the writers have clearly underestimated the amount of yarn needed. It says 0-3 months and 3-6 months sizes need only 1 50g ball and the 6-12 months size (which I'm doing) needs 2. Well, what you see above represents the entire of the first ball and a little bit of the second and, no, no sleeves have been worked yet, so I'm rather doubtful that there'll be enough left. I can't get any more as this yarn was picked up for 99p a ball (only two of them left) in a yarn sale. I can only think that the white thread in this fancy yarn makes it heavier and that one needs more per pattern than with a simpler yarn. Make sense to anyone? Anyway, once the front and plackets are done, then I'll try the sleeves, but I think I'll have to do only the cuffs in this yarn and the main part of the sleeve in plain white. Sigh! It'll look OK, but it wasn't what I was planning.
This is how far I've got with the front. The left front is worked all the way up and cast off, and I've just started building up the right front, but it's rather complex, what with two lots of stitches being held on safety pins and all! I'm interested to see how this all works out and, indeed, if I've even got it right!
And I thought knitting was a fairly basic sort of thing. How wrong was that?? I've got a book on cabling out of the library and the same author has written one on lacy knitting, so I want to see if that's available for free as well.=) So much to learn... That's the trouble with me, I want to know everything!! (OK, just one of my troubles, I know!)
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