Buttermilk Baby Jacket

By chloe • Nursery, Sewing • 18 Sep 2012

It’s been a wonderful 9 months as mom-to-be. We’ve done so much during this time traveling and preparing for our first baby. Before even born, baby has been on 8 flights to 4 countries and 5 cities! Now that I’m near the end of my pregnancy and grounded, finally I can sit down and post some photos of the baby things I’ve been making…

This knit jacket is the first thing I made, before we found out it’s a little girl – thus the yellow color. The yarn is Peter Pan Velvet Touch in yellow velvet, a very soft chenille ribbon yarn that almost feels like fleece. I used the pattern “Shawl collared jacket” from Debbie Bliss’s Baby Knits for Beginners. My yarn knits wider than the pattern’s gauge so I had to adjust the pattern accordingly to preserve proportion. This became a bit tricky with the shawl collar especially since it’s my first try at short rows. After some experimenting and luckily not much re-work it all worked out in the end. I enjoyed knitting again after a few years break since the last project. There’s something special about working with soft yarn while thinking of the tiny baby in my tummy =)

 

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