First FO 2010

Made this little jacket for my niece:

It is from the Little Sublime Handknit book (or something) and it’s made of their gorgeous but wordily named Cashmere Merino Silk DK. The yarn is beautiful, comes in lovely muted colours and so far seems to wear quite well without going all pill-y in about twenty seconds.

I am especially proud of my collar finishing, and the vintage buttons I used (from my Rochester stash):

The pattern is very sweet and old-fashioned, but practical. The moss stitch, although a pain to do, looks beautiful, and cos its only on the yoke, doesn’t take as long as you’d think.  I’m not sure I’ll be rushing to do this one again though, unless it’s a special baby, as the finishing is a killer!