Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Yellow Layette Finished

I've finished sewing up this little newborn-sized top that I made from Plymouth DreamBaby DK. I used the pattern for the Marnes pullover from Bouton d'Or Layette & Junior book #13. I didn't need to make any adjustments for gauge.

It is the last piece of the yellow layette I've been working on. I originally intended to make a layette using yellow and white DreamBaby and multicolored Hobby yarns. I started with the jacket in Hobby last June and the pants and hat in Dreambaby last October. Now that I have made more pieces I have decided not to combine the two in one layette. The yarns somehow don't look right together when they are knitted up. I will simplify things and keep to the yellow and white Dreambaby in this layette.

Here is the complete set, including a little zip bag with a spare button, a bit of yarn for repairs, and a ball band with laundering instructions.

I will include several other items when I wrap this up because I will be giving it to a close relative and I want it to be a very special gift.

Edit: This newborn-sized layette used 5 balls of yellow and one ball of white DreamBaby DK. Great yardage!


FinnyKnits said...

Holy wow that is quite the special gift!! What are the care instructions on the yarn? I'm looking for something thats beautiful and machine wash/dry for all the baby stuff I am making. Do you have a favorite?

Excellent work on that top -- super cute with those buttons.

Ari said...

Why, thanks!

The yarn I used, Plymouth DreamBaby DK, is 50% microfiber acrylic and 50% nylon. It is easy to care for, machine wash and dry on low heat setting. The microfiber gives it a very soft feel and it knits up very well with good body and elasticity. It is economically priced too.

I would have to say this is one of my favorite yarns for baby things.

Down here in Bakersfield it gets rather hot during the summer and I prefer to use at least 50% cotton for summer baby things, so DreamBaby would be good for winter things here.

Diane said...

That's going to be one very well dressed baby.