February Baby Jacket

Last Year I got a copy of Elisabeth Zimmerman’s Knitters’ Almanac and have been waiting until now to knit this up.  I had some lovely soft cotton from my aunt that was great for it – super soft.  Now I need to block, weave and darn ends in and we’ll be set.  It will have to sit and wait for the baby for a few months yet thought!
I hadn’t used the M1 method that she suggested in the book before (basically just twisting a loop around the needle) so i thought I’d give it a go. Not too happy with the effect it creates, it seems like too noticeable an increase. On the wrong side of the fabric it looks like a series of loops.  I don’t think I’ll be using it again.
Other that that I love the cardigan pattern- so simple and effective. If I were to do it again I think that I’d use a different increase method and perhaps decrease the sleeves a little (not sure about this in terms of the lace).

2 thoughts on “February Baby Jacket

  1. Naomi

    I’m curious which increase stitch you prefer. I have used the M1 as well as picking up a stitch between stitches, which leaves a noticeable hole…fine if it’s in the design, but I’m still looking for an increase that won’t leave any hole.

  2. carol Post author

    I like to pick up bar between the sts, however if you knit into the back of it to twist it you won’t get any hole afterwards.

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