What do you do when there are four babies due in the span of two months? You figure out quick knit projects. Thankfully we are headed into spring which means that quick, short sleeved little knits are completely appropriate.
This is Knitting Pure & Simple’s pattern #288. Since the pattern is sized from 18 months to size 10, I had to get creative as I was envisioning a tiny newborn in this little shrug. I picked up Sirdar Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK in color #251, dropped my needles down to a size 5 for the body (3 for the ribbing) and went crazy. Well, not really crazy, but it did knit up in two days. It turned out around a 3 months size (I think). Ravelry details here.
I’m totally in love with it and so is everyone who comes into the shop and sees it. It’s no surprise that I have to knit another one for display so this one can go to the baby shower it was made for. I kind of want to knit one in every color of the Smiley Stripes that are in stock. (Besides, there are three more babies due by the end of May…)
(P.S. This is my first post from the iPad. The app for WordPress is pretty nifty, but there is definitely a learning curve.)