She’s having a baby

This has been the year of baby for so many of my friends, and I’ve finished what I think is the piece de resistance of my baby knitting. The baby girl I made it for will most likely show up any day now.

Pattern: Of course, the very well-known February Baby Jacket from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac

Yarn: Du store alpakka “Sterk” (40 % alpaca, 40 % merino, 20 % nylon), a wonderful new marled DK weight yarn. Du store alpakka really is a godsend for Norwegian knitters, they introduce a lot of yarn types that the more traditional companies frown at. The yarn is three-ply, with each ply a slightly different tone of red, which is exactly right for this pattern:

Inspired by several knitbloggers who are better at presentation of their handknit gifts than I am (for example Grumperina), I made a little gift tag, too:


1 Response to “She’s having a baby”

  1. 1 Rolf Barbakken/Knapper Alpakka 31 December, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Fin jakke som sikkert vil holde ungen varm 🙂

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