With one of the teachers at school due to go on maternity leave in a couple of weeks, I’ve taken a few days off from my gorgeous lace top and, instead, have focused on making this lovely little jacket and hat for her baby boy.
The jacket pattern was a freebee from Deramores (you do have to sign up for newsletter if you haven’t already done so) and the hat is based on a standard pattern that I already had.
The yarn is a James C Brett, 100% acrylic called Baby Marble DK and is shade BM5. I really liked it when I saw it in a local shop, although it is an unusual combination for a baby but I knitted this in size 6-12 months which means that the little boy will be wearing this late Autumn to Winter and I think the colours are very warm and cozy looking. In addition, the yarn has a lovely soft feel. The colour distribution has worked out really well, with a pleasing stripe/banding effect and overall I am really happy with the finished items.
This was a nice little diversion from my complicated lace top which I’m looking forward to finishing over the next week or so.