Monday, August 24, 2009

Just a Little Undershirt

I can't remember whether or not I blogged this, so here goes.
One of the projects I completed this summer was actually by follwing a pattern! (Yeah, I know!) And I didn't even change anything except to create a comparable yarn weight by doubling some Knit Picks organic cotton.
I loved the story behind this pattern:
“Originally copied from a little Danish undershirt from the 1960s, this baby undershirt is updated with a colored stripe. It can be work as a cool summer topper or as a toasty-warm winter undershirt. The update includes circular knitting, which makes the 2/1 striped pattern easier. To keep the project simple and quick, the stripes stop at the underarm. The up-to-date K2/P1 ribbing lies smoother than the old-fashioned K2/P2 ribbing on the original. the drawstring at the neckline means baby can wear this undershirt pulled up at three months and with the drawstring loosened from one year to eighteen months - maybe even longer. While I was knitting, I suddenly recalled a factory-made-undershirt from my childhood that had a little bow at the breastbone - a reminder of older undershirts with gathered necklines that little girls could wear for several years. Ah, the days of sensible thrift!”
Anyhoo, Here it is, Just a Little Undershirt by Robin Orm Hansen, published in Interweave Knits, Fall 2009. It is for Sean, of course :-}


Leslie said...

How cute is that, I so would have wanted to wear it when I was a youngun.

Kym said...

It is just darling! :-) Makes me almost wish I had a little one to knit for (with emphasis on the almost!). So very cute.

momtroll said...

It will be just right for him.

Anonymous said...

That is sooooooo cute!

Anonymous said...

When I got that issue of Interweave Knits, I remember thinking how adorable that little undershirt is. I know someone right now who is pregnant with a boy and this would make a sweet gift.