Any regular reader of this blog will know I try to avoid seams in knitting where possible - so I was intrigued when I was handed a pattern for a baby jacket that is knit all in one piece!
I quickly got to work and followed the pattern religiously, all the while secretly thinking it couldn't be that easy (could it...?) and wondering what I'd end up with.
Well, what I ended up with was this:
I sat and 'played' around with it, turning it first this way and then that - the pattern 'helpfully' just said fold it into shape....?! :-/
Then I turned it upside down:
Realising the button holes (can you see them on BOTH sides?) must need to run up the centre front, I folded one side to the middle:
....aha, I think I see where we're going with this....
...and the other side to match!
All that's left is to sew the top of the sleeves - just two small seams!
(even I can cope with that! ;-p)
The other nifty thing is working two sets of button holes - you can decide which gender you're knitting for at the last minute - and the 'unused' buttonholes are the ideal indicators of where to sew the buttons for a perfect match!
This is dangerously easy.....I could be making more! ;-)