Friday, August 6, 2010

Bubblegum

Sugar, ah honey honey
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you.
Honey, ah sugar sugar
You are my candy girl
And you've got me wanting you.

Pattern: Little Girl's Shrug
by Knitting Pure & Simple #288

Yarn: Aslan Trends Santa Fe
Color #1332 - Pink Mist
85% merino/15% polyamide - 180 yds/50 gr.
about 160 or so used

Needle: Size 4 - circular and dpns

Back in May, browsing an Atlanta yarn shop, I saw this little shrug knit up for a shop sample. Man! Those shop samples! They really know how to get you, don't they? I loved it, but had no need for the pattern. Still it is rather hard to forget those shop samples! Once I learned a coworker was expecting a new granddaughter in November, it was time to spring into action.

I asked my almost-LYS to order the pattern. The pattern is sized for dk or light worsted weight yarn to be knit on size 7 needles to make size 18-mo. to size 10. The baby will be a sister of twin boys (all boy boys) born about four years ago. I knew I wanted a Serious Pink (can pink be serious??) and machine washable. I also wanted to try a finer yarn and smaller needle to try to get a newborn size.

Luckily the shop had one lone skein of this perfect pink in the Aslan Trends Santa Fe; a machine-washable sock yarn in a color they insist on calling Pink Mist when you and I know it is really Bubblegum. Just what I had imagined. The yarn was lovely and a treat to knit. Very soft. I'm sure it would make nice, soft socks.

The pattern photo shows it with a ribbed hem but gives alternate directions (and chart!) for a lacy edge. Well you know I had to knit the lacy edge.

It is so cute I can hardly stand it. I really need a tambourine to play while I dance around with it singing The Archies tune.

Want to see the back? Are you singing yet? [click to make it bigger while you sing]

What an EASY pattern and easily adapted to the small size. I can also see lengthening it and the sleeves, too maybe.

My candy girl. I'm glad I can keep it a few more months.

3 comments:

YesterUkes said...

You need the Yesterukes to come play while you sing!

If we have a girl in the family, maybe I'll give this one a try.

Mary said...

Very sweet!

Sheri said...

That is absolutely adorable! What little girl, her mother or a BIG girl wouldn't love that!? Perfect. Wish I could find one to make in my size!
Sheri