Sunday, May 29th, 2011...2:38 pm
Poppy – popped!
The next in a long line of baby knits is this sweet cardigan for a new arrival named Poppy. I have a long-standing, dear friend named Poppy so, biased though I may be, it seems like an auspicious name.
This is a great little pattern named Garter Ridge Baby Shrug (a Ravelry link). It costs 5 dollars, but it is a quick, effective pattern that I can see myself knitting several times (the example shown here is already the second outing). In fact, I would say it is the perfect pattern for a brand new, summer-born baby girl. It’s not a shrug, though. It’s a short-sleeved, cropped cardigan.
I looked quite hard for some non-tacky, small Poppy-themed buttons and was delighted to find the perfect ones from this eBay seller. They are mother-of-pearl. I think they complement the yarn and pattern very nicely. The yarn itself is half wool and half silk from Avril in Kichijoji, Japan. It’s a dream to knit with. I am so happy to finally be using it.
I love knitting for babies. It’s so quick and satisfying and it’s making a great dent in my stash, which means – I get to buy more yarn!