When I found out my Harley-riding black-loving cousin Richard and his wife Jennifer were having a baby, I knew they would need a Skully sweater. My first Skully was for little Ripley, and I used charcoal and lime green. I thought a great girl Skully would be charcoal with hot pink, but because they weren't going to find out if they were having a boy or a girl, I had to wait until that sweet little baby popped out.
Well, on December 30 Nova Lee Campbell was born! So I knew then that I would get to knit a charcoal skully with a hot pink skull and crossbones in the back. Knitting this little sweater is so much fun - as is anytime you are knitting an intarsia design. It's so motivating to work through a chart and see a picture develop!
- Pattern: a modified Knitting Pure & Simple #982, Babies Neckdown Cardigan, size 12 mos
- Needles: US 8 (5,0mm) and US 6 (4,0mm)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, #900 charcoal and #890 magenta
Once again I got my pewter skull buttons from the Button Emporium and Ribbonry in Portland. They are so fabulous there. I called and vaguely described my buttons from the last Skully and they knew just what I was talking about and shipped 'em right out!
Making the Skullies just tickles me - I don't know why I get so much satisfaction out of these little sweaters. Maybe it's the incongruency of taking a sweater for a sweet little innocent baby and throwing in some skulls and crossbones to spice it up...At any rate, it's fun!