What do you knit for the babe of a mother-to-be who loves black, skulls'n'crossbones, and the like?
- Pattern: Babies Neckdown Cardigan #982 by Knitting Pure & Simple
- Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, 2 balls charcoal (900) and 1 ball wasabi (887)
- Needles: US8 and US 6 circulars
- Buttons: pewter skulls from the Button Emporium and Ribbonry in Portland, OR
- Ravelry Project Page
Modifications? I changed the ribbing on the cuffs and hem to turned-ribbed hems, as well as changed the neckline to have a turned-ribbed collar in order to bring in the contrasting skull green color on the front. Oh, and the skull is my own addition. I took the skull chart from the Son of Stitch 'N Bitch book and added the crossbones, then sunk it into the middle of the back of the sweater.
Nichole found the buttons for me at the Button Emporium in Portland (link above). Are they perfect or what??
This was such and enjoyable project all around. It was so much fun to knit it knowing that my friend is going to be so tickled to receive it. I also really liked knitting with the 220 Superwash! It was my first time working with it, and it is so soft, so easy to knit that I was inspired to immediately cast on another KPS top-down project (or two) with the same yarn. More on those to come!