Project planning: Gramps

My lovely friends Carl and Laura are awaiting a new baby. Now, I’m not normally one to make things for babies; I usually go straight to the registry or pop a gift card into an envelope, but for friends, I like to take the time to knit something in addition to whatever store-bought items Andrew and I pick out for the baby.

This time, I’ve chosen Gramps, a teeny little Old Man Cardigan by Tin Can Knits.

The photography was just too cute to pass up, so I had to check it out. The pattern calls for Madeline Tosh worsted weight yarn (vintage) and includes two little pockets and some hilarious elbow patches:

I’ve chosen Rowan’s Baby Merino Silk DK for the project, which is a washable baby yarn, in “Teal” and “Straw” colorways:

I’m choosing a DK for the project because I want to reduce the bulk of the sweater and thin down the fabric to make it easier for babies to wear. My friends live in a moderate climate, so a huge sweater isn’t necessary. Since he’s due to arrive in late spring, I’ll opt for a larger size that will fit in the fall. 
I definitely need to cast on and get moving on it, because I have something like two months to get it done…and who knows what else might pop up in the meantime?
– YX

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