Sunday, January 30, 2011

Simple Things

Sometimes I get caught up in patterns with intertwining cables, intricate color work, and outrageous construction. The challege is exciting, and the new techniques are inspiring and educational, but sometimes it's nice to go back to basics, because the basics can make for some pretty, sweet, and often nostalgic garments.

This is girl's smock was knit from the top down in the round with a garter stitch yoke, stockinette body, and garter stitch hem.

Three wooden buttons were sewn on at the margin where the end of one round and the beginning of the next meet, making a sort of faux buttonband.

These simple but classic elements along with Patons Classic Wool in a natural heather colorway add up to, in my opinion, a sweet smock that can be dressed up or down.