Thursday, June 21, 2007

Baby sweater #2


The next installment in the Baby Knitting Bonanza is complete -- a little lilac eyelet number in Baby Ull. The pattern is loosely based on this pattern from Drops -- though altered to make it fit my favorite top-down method. The yoke motif is the "garland pattern" from Barbara Walker's first knitting stitch treasury. It's supposed to look like little flowers, but it's a bit hard to see, I think.


This is my first time working with Baby Ull, and I have to say I'm not bowled over. The yarn is not as soft as other baby yarns I've worked with, and there's a definite plasticky superwash feel to it. Nevertheless, I think that the sweater came out nicely -- though it grew quite a bit in blocking. I was intending to knit a nine-month size sweater, but I think that this might be more like a one-year. Thankfully, since the sleeve cuffs are knit in one piece with the rest of it, they can be folded up as the baby grows into it.

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

It's very cute.

I do like Baby Ull a lot, so I'm a bit surprised that you weren't too impressed. It wears very well, which is nice. The baby things I've given friends have remained pill-free through many washings.

Mandy said...

That is adorable. Excellent work... one lucky baby!

Stefaneener said...

That's a right pretty little sweater.

Batty said...

The color is beautiful and the lace is stunning. Love this baby sweater, I wish it came in adult sizes!

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful sweater! Just gorgeous!

Patty said...

I Love this sweater. Like you, I like the top down patterns, ..can you share your revisions to the original pattern?
pattya@paulbunyan.net

Anonymous said...

Hello There..........this baby sweater # 2 is adorable!
I would love to make it!
How can I obtain the pattern?

Denise Nardini

Jen said...

The pattern is in the sidebar: Modified Drops Eyelet Baby Cardigan.