Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wee Wednesday FO: Creamsicle Tee


I like orange on babies, especially my baby. I think she can rock citrus colours way better than I can:
Lila's awesome leggings were picked up over the winter at a City of Craft fair of the handmade in Toronto, and can be found here.

 Pattern: Marguerite

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering in 'Orange Blossom'

Needles: 2.75 and 4 mm (US 2 and 6)

I love this little tee pattern, particularly how the lace is used to create little puff sleeves. Some of the construction is a little unusual, such as the beginning of the round is in the middle of the knit, not on the side where a 'seam' would be. It's not the end of the world, but it means that you need to pay very close attention to how you weave in that end because of the high visibility location. There are a few things about it that I would change, if I knit this again- you use a larger needle for the lace and a smaller needle for the stockinette, which to me seemed odd. I'd use the larger needle for the stockinette as well, I think it would make for a better fit over chubby baby tummies. I also wish that I made this a bit longer, so I'm considering ripping back to the lace and redoing the stockinette in a larger needle and for another inch or so longer.

Also, in the 12 month size the pattern doesn’t totally line up the same on the front and back… and I ripped it back several times before I realized that it wasn’t going to match up, and just kept going. But overall, the tee is a very quick knit, and I love the style of it.   Ravelled here.

18 comments:

Naycha said...

Oh, I just love chubby baby tummies!!! My little girl was a squishy, loveable chunk too. And your beautiful little Lila is absolutely rocking that gorgeous shade.

Phyllis said...

Lila is so beautiful that I am sure will rock every colour. What a cutie. Thank you for sharing.

AngelaH said...

Oh, this is adorable! That colour is a natural on Lila :)

Evelyn said...

What a beauty your little Lila is ... and you should definitely keep her in these bright and cheery colors.

Michelle said...

This is incredibly sweet- sweater and baby girl! I love the lace yoke and color.

Cassy said...

Orange is one of my favorite colors for my daughter too. Lila looks darling in this top.

Katie said...

Super cute! And baby knits are the PERFECT way to use up some stash yarn. I need to find some little baby boy patterns for my nephew!

eliza said...

what a sweet tee! i love it on lila! i think it's weird that they would go down for the stockinette

Emily said...

Cute!!! I love orange too.

I've seen those baby fox leggings at Supayana's etsy store -- she designed the fabric too. She's on vacation until 2 June but this is the spot: http://www.etsy.com/shop/supayana?ref=seller_info

SClubBethan said...

That is gorgeous as is your little girl!

Loulou said...

Oh my gosh, that is cute! The colour is lovely on her.

photosarah said...

This is so adorable! The details on the yoke are great and so cute on a little one.

Kristen said...

She does look beautiful in orange lace!

Jane D said...

She looks adorable! Love that tank - the lace makes it nicely sweet and "girly," and the orange really makes it sing.

Preeti said...

Oh yeah, this is perfectly adorable!

Erin Kate said...

Oh so cute! The color is so baby-perfect. : )

feelgoodknitting said...

She does rock the orange! Not many people can do that; she'll love it when she's older!

Jacey said...

Oh, I can't believe how big she is!! And so cute, but that's not shocking. I agree; citrus colors on babies is win! Fox leggings!!