The Best Baby Sweater Ever
Ladybug, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing.
The Ladybug Sweater is finished: And I think this definitely counts for NaKniSweMo, as well as the UFO Resurrection. There are easily more than 50,000 stitches in a 24 month size knit in fingering weight wool on US2s. Plus, there's my first steek, three-color stranding in a single row, and all sorts of other fun.
Marihone/The Ladybug Sweater
Pattern: from an out-of-print Dale Baby Knits book, also available in a pattern leaflet
Yarn: Dale Baby Ull in various colors
Needles: US 0 for the hems, US 2 for the rest
Notes: No major changes to the pattern, although I did leave the neck stitches live for picking up the neckband.
Best Thing About This Project: When I started this sweater a year ago, I had a vague notion that I might have friends having babies. When I really got going knitting it, however, it became clear to me. I love this sweater far too much to give it away, so I'll be keeping it tucked away for my hypothetical future children. I don't think that's particularly strange, although this is a 24 month size . . . Wool keeps, right?