It's a dull, snowy winter morning here in Eastern Ontario---and on top of that it's Monday. To counter-balance the fifty shades of grey outdoors, I wanted to feature this sweet little sweater pattern by JaneTerrzaDeisgns, Maddy's Tiny Dress. Its cheerful colours and overall baby cuteness almost override my general feeling of January blah. Almost. :-)
This infant/toddler pullover is a unique little project. It's designed to be knit flat, in one piece, to allow for minimal seaming. The triangles are constructed using short-rows, and if you've never attempted these before the designer says not to worry---just follow the pattern row by row.
Short rows are a great technique to add to your knitting toolbox---they allow for shaping and other interesting design features. I know after I figured them out, I wondered how I'd gotten along for so long without them!
As a bonus, the Maddy's Tiny Dress pattern is free this week only (January 27th to February 3rd, 2013). You can find it on Ravelry. It's sure to brighten your week!