Friday, May 16, 2008

FO: The Golden Tunic

The Golden Tunic

Toddler Tunic - Staci Perry
Yarn: Cascade 220 Worsted in Yellow #7827
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 6
Started: May 2, 2008
Finished: May 10, 2008
Photographed: May 16, 2008
Modifications: Decreased one stitch at sleeve ends before seed stitch border
What I learned: Baby/toddler items are great for practicing new techniques.

This was my first attempt at a raglan sweater. I found the pattern on Ravelry awhile ago and immediately set aside this yarn in my mind. I think it would look adorable on a little boy - maybe as play clothes for a medieval scene - which makes me want to make a whole wardrobe of play clothes for my future children.

The Golden TunicI really like the neck opening and how it's non-traditional. It adds a bit of uniqueness without going overboard. The seed stitch border also adds charm and variety to the garment.

It is not made of superwash wool, so of course it will need to be handled carefully. I'm sure that I'm somewhat naive in that regard considering I don't yet have children, but one can hope, right? I was also a little concerned about the body being too short, but since it's a top down design, I can always rip the hem out and add more length.

All in all, a simple pattern that was very quick to knit. I may end up with several of these by the time they're actually worn!


The Happy College Knitter said...

Very cute indeed! I like the color combination that you ended up going with--I remember there was some debate. Look great!

Anonymous said...

Ah! This looks awesome! I've had this almost finished, minus sleeves, for almost 2 months now. Thanks for encouraging me to get up off my duff and finish it already! (Amazing what a FO can do huh? ;-))

Alice said...

Darling! The color is fantastic!

Anne said...

Wow looks great! And thanks for the link, I've been looking for more baby items!

De BerĂȘ said...

Very cute,tunic prety,prety!!

Merrie Cuylter said...

I love this tunic! It's amazing what you can do with rectangular construction!
Karen O

Lolly said...

This is so great! I love the bright yarn you used. Great knitting too - so even!

S t a c i said...

Awesome! Nice job!