This is my latest creation. Someone asked me to make a sweater to go with a pair of baby booties that were pink, white, and black. I shopped for yarn to match what they were made of at Jo-Ann's Fabrics and the only yarn I could find that had both a black and a white was RH Soft. I first got something else for the pink; it was a very light color and when I tried to use it you couldn't tell it from the white. So this pink is the stuff DH and I "made" by splitting a strand of a light weight pink and putting the split strand with a whole strand. It was an unknown brand from my stash.
Here's the picture.
I designed it myself, and there is room for improvement, but I like it. It reminded me of pink, white and black licorice candies I've had all the while I was working on it.
There was no sewing. Made bottom up in one piece to the armholes, divided and worked to shoulders. 3-needle BO for shoulder seams and I picked up stitches at the shoulders and worked on DPNs, down for the sleeves. Wide cuffs that can be turned up. Button bands and collar picked up and knitted on. Crochet trim on the collar.
It turned out to be about 23 inches around and I'm calling it a one year size. She wanted a 6-9 month size.
What does that mean anyway. They can start wearing it at 6 months, but it is too big and then they outgrow it at 9 months? I tried, but this is what happened.
Oh, well, I think it will fit sometime next winter.