Chloe‘s Batita is DONE. She arrived one week early in late July and days later I got sick, then got better, got a job, quit the job (did I tell you I quit that teaching job? Yeah. Sometimes life’s too real), finally did some knitting after two months off and top of my list was this baby jacket, my second batita. Batita, as I understand it, is Portuguese for “baby jacket” and I have my old old college friend Sandra to thank for this pattern, family heirloom of sorts.
It took 1.5 skeins of sportweight Louet Gems. Love that yarn. It is sturdy without being harsh, comes in a lot of colors, has wonderful stitch definition. LUV!
I foolishly tried to knit this from one skein of Louet Gems sport – and I did not have a second skein, just in case. Well, “in case” happened. RIP. I turned to trading yarn on Ravelry and this beautiful burgundy serendipitously came into my life! And now Chloe’s. It’s gender-neutral without being pastel green or yellow which I know is a cause near and dear to her parents.