i had planned to show you my new sewing project today.. but ... the poor machine is in the shop... soooo i've got something else to share instead.
cuuute, right? this is an adorable baby sweater knit from the "Debbie Bliss Baby Knits" book. this is the raglan sweater. it's a great pattern, and very suitable for beginners. this knits up quickly!
i added the embroidered flowers just for a little "oomph." i think it's a nice touch.
the yarn is actually vintage. for real vintage. it's from sears. called sayelle. clearly discontinued. haha. my oma gave me a lot of her yarn to me a couple of years ago.. and i know this must have been in her stash a very very long time...
i like this pattern, and have used it many times. it is knit in pieces, but it's not so frustrating, and a good project to also learn seaming on. also, if you've ever wondered how to embroider on knits, this is a perfect project to practice on. the stitches are easy to see, and the yarn used is thick enough not to be too finicky.
i think it will look very cute on the recipient, no?
at any rate. i'm pleased with it.
do you have any quick go-to patterns when looking for a speedy handmade gift? have you tried embroidering on knits before? what's on your needles? i'd love to hear about it!