Friday, September 18, 2009

A Little Danish Undershirt

When the Fall 2009 Issue of Interweave Knits arrived I could hardly wait to cast on this little undershirt designed by Robin Orm Hansen. In fact, very little else in that issue called to me. There seem to be a lot of bulky garments and huge collars-that-ate-Manhattan out there, which although they might appeal to some folk, do not do anything for me. I used Bernat's Cottontot's because it is what I had on hand. The "Country Red" and "Country Taupe" stripes look quite nice together. The size is supposed to fit a newborn to 24 months since the cord can be used to make the neck opening smaller, or even be removed altogether for a larger child. The finished size is supposed to be 20 inches. This one is 19", so just a little smaller. The only modification I did was to knit the neck border with holes for the cord instead of crocheting it. Maybe I'll try the crochet edging sometime, as I'm sure I'll be making more of these little vests. I think it would look adorable with little denim jeans or brown corduroy pants.

And I thought I could show a better view of the Damson, both front and back. I wore it again today, tied at the shoulder and not looking so granny-like, and several people commented on it. I can't wait to start on another one! This design is surely one of my all-time favorites!


KPiep said...

I love that little baby top too! It's very cute, and I also like your shawl!

Monika said...

I'm with you on the IK Fall issue. I totally forgot that this undershirt was in it. I put that issue away so fast. I like small shawls too. They get worn, the big ones not so much.

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