I think that this little jacket is the cutest thing.
The only problem is that I will need to rip out the button band (the most difficult part of this sweater) and knit it again, this time picking up a few more stitches and eliminating some decreases. I knit the size 2/3 hoping for it to fit Silas next winter, but evidently he has an extra big noggin, and this already fits a little too snugly. Really, the hood itself should have been knit longer, but in order to do that, I would have to start over, and I refuse. (Oh wait! I used a provisional cast on for the hood so that I could close it up with a three needle bind off, so actually I can undo that and then knit the hood a bit longer. This just keeps getting trickier.) I do think that I will go ahead and knit the body a bit longer as well. Bleh! If it ends up not fitting Silas this winter, I guess the next baby can wear it, and I will just get to knit Silas something else (maybe a Jeffrey coat?) Of course, he can always just wear it with the hood down as well.
The yellow buttons really make this jacket in my opinion. Once I set my mind to yellow, I knew that buckthorn buttons from Wooly Moss Roots were the only ones that would do. The only problem is that they were all either a smidge too small, or too big. I placed a special order, and Jeff made me a set in just the perfect size. The beautiful buttons alone are reason enough to do my best to make sure that Silas gets to wear this sweater!
I will update when I start ripping and reknitting. I am not looking forward to that.
p.s. Silas’ green wool soaker is from Rebourne.