HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!! I pray that this year will see good health, joy and peace to all of us.
My NY blog-resolution is to start posting about my cooking adventures, about tatting, and about motherhood in order to fulfill what the tagline on my blog promises :p
During my long break from knitting in 2011, one of my favorite designers, tiKKi brought a new boy-design out on Ravelry and she named it Ziggy. It is my favorite of all her designs so far! I knew immediately what color I wanted to knit this in for my little Z-man.
The trouble was that I needed a washable yarn that was non-acrylic, won’t droop, has good stitch definition, and is suitable for children’s delicate skin. Add to that the color I wanted, and I thought I’d never be able to knit Ziggy.
Along came my favorite yarn salesperson – Ruth from Woolsy Trading Post (Geelong), who pointed me to the Heirloom Easycare 8ply color 744. I didn’t want the really bright yellow like the “gold” in the Westcoast Eagles’ colors, but neither did I want the washed out yellow you see in “traditional” baby knitwear. 744 was perfect. It is machine-washable and 100% wool. Due to its crepe-twisted-structure, it IS a tad less smooth/soft to the touch, but it’s not scratchy.
Info for the Ziggy Z-man Hoody:
Yarn: Heirloom Easy Care 8ply (5.5 skeins of 744)
Needles: 3.5mm (didn’t hit gauge but didn’t want to go any smaller)
Size: 12months, knit for Z from 18-24mths (due to my loose gauge and Z’s skinny size).
Mods: none whatsoever because it’s perfect the way it is
Lesson learnt: I knit tighter in-the-round than straight…so the hood is way bigger than I expected :p
This hoody will last him at least all of 2012 I had in mind a hoody that suited my boy’s personality – his sunny smile, cheerful attitude, and adventurous and cheeky ways. So what do you think?