I have finished a lot of projects over the past few months, as well as one new design that I named The Diamond Panel Pullover.
It is knit in the round from the bottom up with the only grafting done under the arms. A simple lace panel is placed on the center front.
I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the photo shown.
I also just recently went to a baby shower. Not just any baby shower, but the shower honoring my amazing Sister-in-Law who will be having her first baby this summer. This will be my first niece or nephew & I couldn't be more excited! Knitting for a baby who's gender is unknown can be kind of tricky.
We have a large Irish family, so the first project came easy.
A gender neutral Irish sweater!
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Pattern: Aran Pullover by, Melanie Falick & Kristin Nicholas.
These buttons with clovers couldn't be more perfect.
Another great thing to knit for a boy or a girl is a stuffed animal.
The elephant head, ears, arms & legs were made following Susan B. Anderson's Lion & Elephant from her book Itty Bitty Knits. The pattern is for a reversible toy, but I only wanted the elephant portion. I made the body from a ball pattern included in the same book.
Lastly, this baby needed a hat. I whipped up a simple beanie & embroidered a single pea in a pea pod.
Still, there were 2 more babies to knit for. A very special co-worker is about to have twins. One boy, one girl. This called for two peas in a pod.