This is the baby sweater I started. It's really teeny. Like Newborn-ish.....maybe it will be a "small". It's Malabrigo. Dark pink is "Geranio", and the light is "Cactus Flower".
I so far have a top down yoke of Geranio in stockinette with a 3 ridge garter stripe of Cactus Flower. I definitely am putting a 3 ridge garter border of Cactus Flower around the whole thing and it will have long sleeves.
So, my dilemma is: Stockinette body? Lace body? More garter stripes on a stockinette background? Work the owls in? Save them for something else (probably)? A geranio stockinette with a 2 row stripe of Purple Mystery at the bottom hem before the Cactus Flower garter border (I am leaning toward this, it will incorporate all 3 colorways of Malabrigo I bought into one garment so they all go together)? I just don't know.
If I do a stockinette background (most likely) I have to purl every other round/row. Ew. I've been doing that so far and it sucks. But it won't be for long, since it's little.
I am a little stuck. It is really soft and cute though. I am a little worried about the size. Once I add the garter border/hem the neck opening is going to be really small. I did increase the stitches on the body up to 88, which should roughly yield me about 17 1/2 inches in circumference. And it's a cardigan, so it can open, etc., for more size.
What do you think??