Sunday, July 18, 2010


Where do I go from here??

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??


Anonymous said...

How easy it is to forget how little they are when they first pop out! Tiny as it is, I am sure it will work, even if only for a little while. (By the way - I am loving all your baby prep! Makes me want another one... )
I think I would go with a plain St. st body, but increase at the sides to make it a little dress-ish, then put a final stripe right before the bottom edge to tie in the really cute yoke you have going. But I tend toward simple on my baby stuff. That is just me. I can't wait to see how you do it. I am sure whichever way you go, it will be adorable. (How could it not? I mean, it is tiny, pink and malabrigo! :) )

In A Sea Of Boys said...

Honey... It must be exhausting to be in your brain!

Love You!!