I managed to finish up my gift for the baby shower. (You remember, the shower for the gal I don't know and probably will never meet!) I ended up knitting this little number.
Beyond Puerperium . There's a free version also that's just called Puerperium. The free pattern is knitted with DK weight but, of course, I had to use fingering! I probably could have figured it out on my own, but I honestly didn't feel like doing all the math and so I ended up just buying the pattern. I think it was a good decision as there are directions for different weights of yarn and lots of sizes. It's a cute sweater so I know I'll use it again (only with heavier yarn!).
I used Knitpicks Felici in Rainbow and US size 4 needles. They were a little larger than I would normally use with this yarn, but they worked. I tend to knit a lot tighter than suggested needle sizes and almost always have to move up a needle size.
This yarn is so soft, but I hate that there are all these flecks of darker colors sprinkled throughout the yarn. If you look closely at the green on the top of the sleeve you can see what I mean. They also show up in the yellow, and the orange . . .
here. The hat is just a simple little beanie with a double I-cord knot on top.
To finish it all off, I included a copy of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. A classic if ever there was one. My grandkids loved it and hopefully, this baby will too!