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April 15, 2011

Baby Take a Bow

Every adult who saw and touched this sweet little "Tee" loved it for the design and soft hand of the fabric. 

Garter Stitch Wrap Top
Size 0-3 months
Pattern : Erika Knight's Simple Knits for Cherished Babies
Yarn: Rowan's Purelife Cotton 4 ply Natural Undyed 

Bagged up and ready to go!

The following photos are taken from the inside of the top. I am not a big fan of garter stitch fabric because if just one stitch is off on the edge it shows. Blocking will improve but not remove. 

The edge decreases had to be tugged and stretched gently throughout the drying process. When I knit this again I will decrease loosely for stretch allowance. Maybe 100% cotton has something to do with the negative stretch too.  I was almost finished before I had to add a second skein.

 Nice one piece wrap.  

Inside seam. My first try at garter stitch seaming. I thought I was matching up frown to smile but it looks a a little off to me.  The seaming looks beautiful on the front side and there is zero bulk! Nice for baby.

In my humble opinion the seaming from underarm to end of sleeve “seams” to interfere with the simple flow of the body’s garter stitch seam. If this top were knit from top down it would be my favorite baby garment for gift giving (and a quick knit indeed).

...Happy Trails...

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