Daily Color: “Although babies rarely, if ever, express their pleasure at being dressed in wool, it is surely manifest when you dote on a small plump person soundly and contentedly asleep, swaddled in woolen sweater, woolen leggings and a soft wool bonnet, snugly tucked under a fine warm wool blanket.” –Elizabeth Zimmermann
The first of several planned knits for a baby soon to join our extended family. Not sure if it's done, or if it wants a little embroidered embellishment.
Yarn is Dream In Color Classy worsted, colorway Milky Spite (608); pattern is Yankee Knitter Roll Raglan (design #21), worked in the smallest child size. The pattern is written to be worked flat, but I translated it to work in the round, bottom up, joining the sleeves and body at the beginning of the raglan decreases and working all the decreases simultaneously. To lessen color pooling of the hand-dyed yarn, I alternated two balls every one or two rounds/rows. For the neck shaping, I left the front center stitches on a holder and worked the last part of the body back and forth. I then picked up stitches along the front and worked the roll neck in the round, finishing it off with a nice stretchy 2-stitch I-cord bind-off.