We are officially in the home stretch. Baby K is set to arrive within the next 5 weeks and preparations are in full force. I have been knitting up a storm. Seriously, this baby will have a hand knitted item to wear every single day of the week and then some. My 4 year old is even getting in on the knitting fun. Which, is where my latest design idea actually stems from. Hunter aka 'The Little Dude' suggested that I make a vest for his soon to be baby brother or sister (eeeek, the anticipation of not knowing whether we are having a boy or girl is at it's peak right now!). He even picked out the yarn from my stash for said vest. What can I say, the kid has great taste - he went straight for the Malabrigo Merino Worsted.
So today, I present to you, Hunter's Vest. The vest is knit in the round from the bottom up and the two smallest sizes (0-3months and 6-9months) include a button closure. If you have ever wrangled an infant/baby you know this is a must have feature! I love the texture that this stitch pattern gives to the garment. Not too busy, yet busy enough to give the vest that extra design element. Plus, it is really easy to follow and you will memorize it quickly. I actually knit the sample (0-3 month size) in one day. Since it is a gender neutral pattern, this would make an excellent baby gift!
yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Lettuce, 1 skein
size: 0-3 months
my ravelry link: Hunter's Vest
Click HERE to purchase via Ravelry.com for $3.00
Click HERE to purchse via Etsy...
In honor of my new pattern, I will be giving away one skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Burgundy, Frost Gray OR Shocking Pink as well as a copy of the pattern. One skein is enough to make the 0-3 month or 6-9 month size. I'll even throw in some matching buttons!
Please comment on this post with your color choice (and don't forget email!) before Wednesday, February 2nd at 8pm. The winner will be chosen via random number generator.