Sweater and Bonnet

26 Jul

In a few weeks, God willing, Someone will make their appearance.  Since it gets cold in the winter, here is my contribution towards the wardrobe:

It is the baby sweater from the February chapter in E. Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac.

Funny how the outside and inside light make it looks so different.  It is actually nicer looking than either of these photos gives it credit.

EZ shows a bonnet in that chapter, but gives no directions.  In her charge ahead spirit I  decided to come up with something similar.

The main body of it is the lace pattern.  A long strip of it.  Then I knit and ripped out many times the garter stitch for the back of the head, trying to get it appropriately head-shaped.  Added  the garter stitch to cover the neck.  Made an idiot cord to use as a closure.

This is the best approximation of the yarn’s true color.  It is Lamb O’Lakes wool that I dyed.

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