Baseball jacket for a little girl


Baseball jacket (from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Book 4)

Putting to one side the image of one so small (3 months) actually playing a game of baseball and the feeling that culturally this garment is a bit alien to my personal image of childhood that involves smocked dresses and pram coats, I have had my eye on this Debbie Bliss pattern for sometime, admiring it for its neat collar and restrained stripes.  Happily, the look of the end product has not disappointed. The collar was a bit of a challenge and I’m not to enthusiastic about the poppers instead of functioning buttonholes (perhaps I would make buttonholes should I make the jacket again) but all in all, it was an enjoyable knit in which I learned (or attempted to learn) something new.

Baseball jacket : back view (from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Book 4)

The collar which I love the look of so much was quite stressful and involved a fair amount of lengthy counting. I’m sure I went wrong a couple of times, not quite understanding the instructions for some of the collar row ends but I decided to plough on and undo it all at the end should that be necessary. Surprisingly – and I know I did go wrong – the end result looked fine, so I resisted the urge for perfection and, pleasantly confused, left it as it was.

Baseball jacket (from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Book 4)

Knitting small garments is ideal for me at the moment as  sorting possessions after our move and a succession of welcome visitors, make a bit of knitting particularly relaxing and enjoyable, especially when you can sit and talk to people too.

Neck detail: baseball jacket (from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Book 4)

Detail of baseball jacket showing popper (from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Book 4)

The pattern comes from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Book 4.

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  1. Posted August 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I love the idea of being “pleasantly confused”! I can’t talk to people while I crochet yet. Something to aim for!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

      It’s not very often knitting patterns leave me in this sort of confusion – more often I’m on the unpleasant and rather wild end of the spectrum. Persevere with the talking and crocheting – doing two things you enjoy at a time is double fun!

  2. Posted August 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Just gorgeous.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted August 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

      Thank you.

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