I can’t wait to see what these will look like on a real baby. This next picture you can see the difference in size. Like I said I used size 6 needles with both. The first one was knit with DK weight yarn (as suggested in the pattern) and this one is a much heavier weight yarn (worsted/aran weight). I love them both.
Several people have asked me about there not being a button or something to close it… but I keep telling them… this is NOT a sweater, it’s a shrug and it’s not to close in front. From what I have been told, a shrug is a perfect choice for a wee one because they can’t take them off very easily. The larger of these two is for Rick’s niece Jenna. Her due date was June 4th, and we just found out that she had her baby on Thursday! – April 29th… she is only 4 1/2 pounds… so I think it will be awhile before she’ll be wearing this. The second shrug… the lime green one, if for display at The Yarn Corner in Aberdeen.
Details again: Whirligig Shrug from Interweave Knits Weekend Special Issue 2009. Lime green Cotton-Ease, less than one skein. Size 6 needles.