The Ribbed Baby Jacket for my “to-be-born-this-month” nephew is finished. This may be the cutest baby jacket ever!Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss Red Heart Collage – Tundra US Size 7, US Size 8 Finished: December 9, 2009
The pattern (here on Ravelry) was easy to follow and a pretty quick knit. Collage is a self-striping yarn, so the hardest part was joining at the shoulder to make both sides match, something I hadn’t done before. I measured from the stitch to the next color change on the first shoulder and then measured out again when I got to the other side. I only cut a small amount off the skein and used that for the finishing and button loop and I’ll enclose a couple of yards with the extra button in the package.
A two-row single crochet edge at the bottom gave a nice finish and stopped the rolling edge. Last, I wanted the jacket closure to be adjustable. So instead of a button hole I added a crochet chain loop. Leave the loop as is to fasten around a “plump tummy” or twist it as needed to tighten before slipping over the button.
And a few more pictures just for good measure. Click on each picture for a closer look.
OK. I’m sure they’ve been waiting for the sweater to be finished. So we can have that baby now! 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for visiting!