Thank goodness I have knitwear as an excuse to take photos of my kids. I swear, 75% of all of my photos are originally taken because I needed a shot of a knit. Though the knit is my excuse for getting out my camera, those precious faces are really the star of the show. I know you all came here for the sweater, but come on! As I was working on my own adult version of Duo Chrome I opened up my test pattern, which had been formatted exclusively with photos of Rowan, and when I saw this shot above I got misty eyed. That's my big boy! I love him so much.
Ok, back to the knit. :) I coulda/shoulda had this pattern ready weeks ago, but I’ve been delaying it’s launch because I really wanted to have kits ready to go with it. Alas, kits haven’t happened yet - this time of year is just too chaotic! The kits will have to wait until we’ve got a bit more time on our hands, but in the mean time, feel free to pick your own colour combos - I swear, you really cannot go wrong. I love the magical effect that the slim stripes have on the colours, taking 2 distinct colourways and bringing them together to create something completely unique. Every combination I’ve seen is beautiful.
Duo Chrome is knit seamlessly, in the round, from the top down. Two colours are striped throughout the body with a third colour used for contrasting hems. Featuring cool invisible yoke increases and no waist shaping, this is your new favourite sweatshirt!
And now for a bit of fun, I was about 25 weeks pregnant when we took these photos. I'm not new to "hiding" a pregnancy for pattern shots. Since this isn't a maternity pattern I was sort of trying to de-emphasise the fact that I am pregnant in the photos, without much success! The last time I did it I was only 22 weeks pregnant, and apparently that's my cut-off! Rowan pitched in to help with the belly camouflage, here are a few of his casual attempts to distract from the bump:
These poses really crack me up. He was being so sincere! And for anyone who thinks that Rowan is always a cooperative little knitwear model, proof that he's really just a monkey in a sweater.
Duo Chrome is a really fun knit and I should mention that it's sized from baby to big. I have a pretty speckled skein set aside that I just might combine with a few other colours to knit a Duo Chrome for the baby. Have you picked your colours yet? I can’t wait to see what colour combos you come up with!