Sunday, July 27, 2008

Speckle

My cousin is due to give birth to her third child in September, and even though I have strongly maintained she's having another girl, now as the delivery draws closer, I seem to keep being steered towards "boy" patterns...

I have an unexplained knack when it comes to tipping an unborn's gender - call it intuition, gut instinct, lucky guess, whatever, so the sudden shift has me wondering?


Regardless of the outcome in September, I thought it wouldn't hurt to have a few more baby knits in the cupboard as back-ups.
And so, inspired by this heartbreakingly sweet little fair isle vest, and a recent viewing of The Water Horse (think WWII Scotland: lots of laddies in short pants and very air-force-like vests, all set to a backdrop of moody lock's and moors), I put this together...
Speckle

so-named because of the stitch pattern's name - Speckle Rib IV, and it just seemed to fit.


It's a very simple little boy's vest, designed for 6-12months, with both shoulders opening with double buttons, for ease.

Using stash wool (yay!), I really love the way the red pops against the khaki and slate grey...


The back is solid khaki with contrast bands...

now, what's the bet she has another girl?!

8 comments:

Christabel said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous.
And suitable for a boy or girl, I reckon.
Any youngen would be lucky to have it.

PrincessPea said...

Oh, that's just adorable! Can you get him (if it is a him) some corduroy trousers and a checked shirt to go with it?!

2paw said...

So sweet!! Love the colours and the very cute buttoned shoulders!!

sue said...

I love it and the colors go so well together. The Water Horse was a great movie to watch wasnt it.

Live 2 Knit said...

Twins perhaps?

Rose Red said...

You are right, the red works so well with the olive and blue. And if I had a baby girl, I would totally put her in this vest (perhaps only partly because I'm the unofficial president of the unofficial "Say no to pink" club!!)

TinkingBell said...

So gorgeous - and non=gender specific - and lovely!!!!

Try sticking it over a purply top if girl!

Madge said...

Sweet wee vest. I love the colors together, the pattern is fun, and the buttons are oh so handy with squirmy babies - great design!

P.S. Water Horse is added to my Netflix queue.