October 06, 2012
Beyond Puerperium: now with more pep!
I found a way to liven up that muddy and dull Beyond Puerperium sweater - buttons!
I originally thought that this sweater would look nice with bright yellow buttons, but when I actually went to the button shop (Windsor Button, FTW!), these mainly red buttons looked really great against the fabric, and were just the right size.
Pattern: Beyond Puerperium by Kelly Brooker, light worsted weight version, size 3-6 months, with the "long tapered" sleeves option. I didn't make any significant changes, other than to knit the sleeves flat and then seam, in order to avoid the color jog (same as in Budgie).
Needles: US7 circs.
Gauge and finished dimensions: gauge is about 4.5 stitches and 7 rows per inch in stockinette. Sweater is about 19" across the chest, 10" shoulder to bottom hem, and 5" from armpit to sleeve cuff.
Overall, this is a great little sweater, despite the yarn foible. Now to wrap it up, and give it away!
P.S. A recent picture of my sweet boy, for the Gregory fans among my readers :).