Monday, January 19, 2009

Here's Helena

For those of you not on Ravelry, here at last is the HELENA I finished a few days ago.



This is a super easy top down knit. Very very quick knit. I think it took maybe 3-4 evenings. The yarn is mother-friendly Lion Cotton-Ease (50% cotton/50% acrylic) in a lovely dusty TerraCotta. The smallest size took less than 2 skeins. I love the new colors this comes in and have a small stash just for cute baby things. I used size 6 KPOs for the body, and size 2s for the edgings.



I must say I ADORE this picot hem on the bottom and sleeves. However, the K2Tog broke TWO, count em, TWO of my bamboo doublepoints on the sleeve hems. The picot hem gives such a finished and professional look!

I didn't care for the tie-front so I took another Raveler's idea and made a crochet double loop closure with shank buttons.



I used the numbers for the smallest size. This came out to fit about a 6-12 month old (depending on the size of the 6-12monther ;0)
It was a very satisfactory knit and I can see myself making this pattern again in the future.

KNIT ON!

6 comments:

Minnie~Knits said...

gorgeous! what an adorable design...

Jknits said...

Thank you for sharing! It's a gorgeous pattern.

Laura Jane said...

Love this pattern and the picot hem (like I even know what that it is but I can see a sweet edge, and now I've learned a new word).

Great colour too.

Joan said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! :-)

PS..how did you join the ends of new skeins with the cotton? LMK.

Tara said...

What a beautiful baby sweater! There's just nothing like a baby wrapped in handknits! I'm definitely going to have to try that pattern.

Grace said...

so pretty Lisa, I may need to add that to the list!