I read a really good post on the Kate Davies Designs blog which was entitled “less is more” . It’s a favourite saying of mine. I used to do a lot of cross stitch, and in almost every project I ever stitched I left something out. Maybe it’s just because I like very plain, uncluttered designs. I certainly find with knitting that I tend towards projects which are fairly simple, but with a twist that make them just that little bit different.
At present I have 2 works in progress. The one I’m going to share today is a baby jacket in aran weight yarn from the book Lullaby Knits by Vibe Ulrik Sondergard. I didn’t know about this designer until I found the book in the library. It’s published by Collins & Brown.
I love the simplicity of this design, but I also like the ripple pattern created by yarn overs and knitting 2 together. The book also has the same design in DK weight yarn as a cardigan, so I may well make both of them. I think that this design would work OK for a newborn boy as well, and of course you can personalise it with some indie buttons if you want. I love buttons, like many knitters. I am lucky enough to have inherited button collections from my Mum, Mother-in-Law, and the mothers of 2 friends, and I really enjoy the process of riffling through my button collection to find the “right” buttons at the end of a project. The yarn I’m using for this jacket is a teal green with a cerise thread in it, so I think I might choose cerise buttons to highlight this detail. But I might have changed my mind before I get to that point, or I might find something I like better en route, who knows?