Sunday, November 1, 2015

Roll Tide

Some of you may remember the sweater I knitted for Sadie a while back. Well, a few of my friends who are Bama fans had a baby last winter, and since the sweater had an elephant motif, I thought it would be fun to make a crimson and houndstooth version:

The "Knitty Gritty"

If you aren't a knitter, you can skip this part because it's where I talk about the specifics of what I did in the pattern. 

As written the pattern comes with blank yoke charts that you can use if you don't want to make elephants. I got the houndstooth pattern from this link, which is in Spanish but I just needed the image part anyway. In the yoke pattern that comes with the sweater, the part just above the elephants is six stitches across and then it decreases to four stitches. The houndstooth pattern I had was four stitches across, so on the wider part beneath it, I just left one stitch white on each side. I was only about 99% sure it would work out, but I think it's cool how it has that sort of Escher-ish gradient, and it's certainly recognizably houndstooth.

This is the 12-18 month size, but I think it actually ended up a bit big. This baby will be one in December, so maybe it will even last until next football season!