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Garter Stitch for Baby!

I've been knitting some patterns from Garter Stitch for Baby.

But I can't say what.

Because my sister reads here.  Hi!

I want at least some of her presents to be a surprise, so I can't talk about what I'm currently working on--especially since I don't know if I can finish it by tomorrow afternoon.

But I did want to say that I stinking love garter stitch projects.  I'm a big Elizabeth Zimmermann fan, and I don't mind telling you that I did attempt a Baby Surprise Jacket (for the third time) for my little nephew.  Obviously my rear end was handed to me.  Ugh, just let me crochet it instead.

But I like how the Hooded Sweater on the cover is like a more structured, less tricky-to-construct homage to the Tomten Jacket.

And these little bootees?  Slay me.

Does my nephew already have enough bootees from me?  Maybe.

And yes, those are made from the Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern. I think they're just called "bootees."  But go back and look at those up there!  They're so sweet!

This reversible blanket really surprised me.  How are you so versatile, garter stitch?  How?!

And I don't understand this little Sweetie Toy, but it's really growing on me. 

I was repulsed when I first flipped through the book, but lately I've been going back to it and thinking about what colors I could use and how much time I have left.

There are 10 patterns full of garter stitch goodness in Garter Stitch for Baby.  I can't wait to tell you more about the patterns I picked out.

I also maybe can't wait to try out some more of these.  My little nephew won't be here until December, and I'm pretty sure I get to knit for him for the whole rest of his life or until he and my daughter decided that my plans for matching sweater vests are madness.

I'm really thinking about that Sweetie Toy, now.....

2 thoughts on “Garter Stitch for Baby!”

  • Beth

    Cute stuff!!!! I knit better than I crochet so these look good to me. I love garter stitch no brainer knitting.

    • Jen

      I have to admit, I have to use my brain for garter stitch. But I do like that if I do something on the wrong side, it's never that big a deal. It's so dang versatile!

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