Tuesday, March 13, 2007

February Baby Sweater Finished




Pattern: EZ's February Baby Sweater in Knitter's Almanac

Yarn: Leftovers. I used some Filatura Brilla for the yoke and the Valley Yarns Superwash that was leftover from my mom's first attempted sweater. Simple white buttons found at Joann's.

Verdict: Really cute. This is for a co-worker whose wife is expecting a baby girl next month. I don't know him real well, but I wanted an excuse to make this little one. I've seen it a lot in blogland and it's got that lovely, vintage baby sweater thing going.

Modifications: Zilch. Just the little flower I added to make it even girlier.

What I learned: Nothing too new here, but this was my first official EZ pattern. The real difference that was interesting is the extra stitches she adds under the arms. Most top-down patterns don't incorporate this. I'm not sure yet which is better, if either is, but I think for a baby roomier is probably better. Don't want to squeeze the chubby little arms.

Stay tuned for a (hopefully) finished Beau soon....just in time for spring.

8 comments:

  1. Just Looks Lovely!

    Good Job as always.

    Marly
    www.knitthing.blogspot.com

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  2. Very cute- Your coworker will be very surprised. I know of at least one baby on the way, I should add it to my list of to dos!

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  3. So cute. I love the color you chose... baby girls get so many pink gifties.

    I'm in the middle of knitting one, myself, and have a question about those very same added stitches under the armholes. Did you cast on 2X7 on each sleeve *and* on the body at the underarm? So it would be a total of 56 new stitches added to the sweater? I think I understand the "pithy" directions but want to be sure I'm not overthinking it. I don't often cast on in the midst of knitting and was thinking of using a knitted cast-on. What did you use? Thanks!!

    Karma
    goodkarma.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute! I love the color and the way the two yarns work together.

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  5. Looks adorable! I love the color and flower. I need to find a baby to knit one for, too!

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  6. Very cute sweater! I'm sure they will love the gift, and the thought that you made that especially for their baby!

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  7. Adorable-she'll love it!

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  8. Hey I just saw your Sahara in Wendy's gallery and had to come to tell you how gorgeous it is!
    Nice job =)

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