My latest knitting project is a Puddle Duck tunic for the little babe. After knitting my version of the Annabel Cardigan for myself, I had two and a smidge skeins left of the undyed Osprey from Quince & Co. As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew it was perfect for the little babe. It is a tunic length, which I love for layering over tights and long sleeve shirts, it has two pockets (a necessity for her), and the Puddle Ducks are characters in several Beatrix Potter stories, which she loves. It was an easy project, but I did learn a couple new things. It called for a German cast-on, which is a bit confusing, but I believe the point is that it makes a stretchier edge, good for a neckline, so I did it. And I love how the decorative ridge pattern down the front is simply made by slipping one stitch! The two pockets hidden in the garter stitch hem were also easy but interesting. Much simpler than the kangaroo pocket that I made for my Montagne sweater. They are perfect for storing all of the little things that she collects, including a hobbit ring. She and her father are currently working their way through the Hobbit stories and she is a bit obsessed.
There is an adult version of this sweater, called Nutkin (another Beatrix Potter character). It is now saved in my Ravelry favorites!