17. toukokuuta 2013

Five hour sweater

I have a great-aunt living in Germany, and she has a granddaughter (my second cousin, right?) who has two sons, one of them born in the beginning of this year. My great-aunt was talking to my mother and asked if I am as good a knitter as my grandmother (great-aunt's sister, that is) was. My mother had answered without a doubt "Yes, and maybe even better". Well, I don't know about that, my granny was ossom in knitting in a way that I would probably never be. She had such a patience to do wonderful patterned knits in thin yarn which would take me ages to knit. But anyway, the point is that great-aunt wanted a knitted sweater for the newborn boy.

Her wish was to have it ready as soon as possible. Yeah, always a good beginning for a project... So I chose the five hour sweater for the pattern (it will take just 5 hours to make it, right? fast enough?), the one withouth the "girlish holes" in it. I just happened to have a skein of Finnish wool yarn in brown and green which I thought would make a nice cardigan for a little boy. I also made a hat in the same yarn (had to buy another skein) but right now cannot find a picture of it. I was little wondersome about the size whether it would suit him, I made it according to measurements for a 6mth old, but babies are always unique in sizing. I do not even know if they have gotten this, since my mom was supposed to send it over.

Model: Five hour baby boy sweater
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä Nostalgia, colour green-brown, 1 skein
Needles: 5,5 mm