Simply stripy

I knitted this delightful little set shortly before Christmas for a friend’s newborn baby boy in RYC Cashsoft 4 ply.

Simply stripy baby jumper and socks

The jumper is the Simply Stripy Sweater for Baby by Rae Blackledge. The pattern comes with a huge range of variations, including alternative sleeves, and bodysuit and dress versions. The pattern is well designed and written (although, at 20 pages long, it’s clearly not designed for printing out in full). I particularly love the button placket to make it easy to get over baby’s head. The socks are just basic toe-up socks knitted to what I hoped would be a sensible size.

And, since nothing is ever simple around here, here is my first attempt at knitting that jumper in Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply.

Simply stripy baby jumper

At first glance, it looks fine but look a little closer and you might be able to see that the red dye ran really badly into the white when it was washed and then I managed to attach one of the snaps back to front. I want to try and see if I can remove and replace the snap so I’m holding on to this one for the time being with a large note saying “Handwash cold by itself!”

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