April 13, 2017
Lovely baby boy [c] was born last autumn to my dear friend [k], and finally, I’ve found the time and perfect little pattern for making him the obligatory cardigan:
I love the vintage look the smocking stitch has to it, as well as the 3D-effect it creates. I had to struggle quite a bit to understand how the stitch works and how to get the tension right [much cursing and unravelling was done in the process], but am quite pleased now with the result – not only is the pattern pretty, it also creates an extremely elastic fabric, which will be perfect for growing along with baby [c].
Now off to the next tiny project in my backlog, which will involve green yarn and a hood…