Stranded version of February baby sweater
As much as I adore the February baby sweater as-is, I find it a bit girly for boys. Combine that with the fact that I never miss an opportunity to practice my stranded technique, I came up with this version for a friend's newborn son.
It is knitted rather tight- standard worsted on size 5 needles. The finished fabric had a wonderful density, but it didn't loose drape, and the hand was fabulous. I will certainly knit at this density again.
What I wouldn't do again- I split the lower design, rather than mirroring it along the placket. Eh, live and learn. Or rather, knit and learn.
And speaking of the lower design, I appropriated it from an 18th century French (? or Belgian) tiled rooftop, found on Google images. Oh, how I love the Google.
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