I feel a little bit like I’m turning into a shill for KnitPicks, but, well, I’m just in love with everything I’ve done with them for the last couple months. (Sorry! I promise this blog won’t become an annex for KnitPicks.)
A couple weeks ago, KP sent me, out of the blue, two of the most beautiful skeins of their new Hawthorne yarns:
(I failed at taking photos today- sometimes I’m good at getting colors right, but today was not one of those days. The yarn is actually much more beautiful in real life than in any of these pictures-all subtle variation and intense shifting colors. Not washed-out and kind-of blueish.)
I’ve got a friend who’s expecting a baby in a couple months, so I thought, “Hey! Perfect timing! I’ll make a baby sweater.”
So I broke out my Opinionated Knitter, and whipped up my one millionth Baby Surprise Jacket on size 5 needles. Here’s what I found out:
1. The new sport-weight yarn is perfect for size 5 garter stitch, and makes a super cute BSJ. It’s subtle colors and crazy-good stitch definition make a very sleek-looking BSJ.
2. You need 2 skeins of Hawthorne Sport to actually complete the sweater.
3. The Hawthorne Fingering, held double, is just a little thicker than the Hawthorne Sport. The brown parts of the sweater ended up a little stiff.
4. Babies really don’t care about stuff like gauge, so in the end, it doesn’t really matter.
If I was to do this project again (which I’m sure I will, because… BSJ), I’d order two skeins of the Hawthorne Sport.
What would you make with Hawthorne?