Saturday, April 28, 2007

A is for Andrew

The sweater for baby Andrew is finished, and it turned out quite cutely, I think. This was my first foray into knitting with cotton (not a big fan) and into knitting a baby sweater that is not top-down raglan. It was necessary to make a sweater in pieces because of the stripes and the intarsia, and certainly the seams were short so not irritating to do -- but I do appreciate more now the seamless feel of the other sweaters I have knit for babies -- and can imagine that a baby would appreciate it even more, since there is quite a bit of cotton bulk under the arms of this sweater. I found some green buttons in my button stash that were exactly the right color for the neck opening (just barely visible in the above photo).

Sweater with Square Set-in Sleeves from Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners, significantly adapted by me
Classic Elite Sundance yarn in baby blue (3 balls) and celery (1 ball)
Size 5 Addi turbo needles

1 comment:

eyeknit said...

Your Andrew sweater is beautiful. However, the one I lust over is your sheep cardigan for this child, which you posted on Jan. 9, 2007. Was that an original pattern, or is it available in a book? It's darling without being gaggy, and the colors are so gender-neutral...a difficult balance to achieve in baby sweaters. Also, what yarn is that? Sorry to comment on an older project here, but I couldn't find your e-mail address.