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Worsted weight baby sweater
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Mar 6, 2011 09:47:41   #
I really enjoyed working on this sweater. However next time I would not put a button hole in every 8th row. Too many buttons.
I also picked up stitches at the shoulder and knitted the sleeves top down. I hate attaching finished sleeves so this was so much better. I'd love a pattern for a woman's sweater that I could do the same with the sleeves. Anyone out there know of such a pattern without set in sleeves.
I used Bernat Cottontots yarn which is now on sale at Michael's. This was instead of the encore in the pattern. The pattern is a Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted pattern EN-04.

Mar 6, 2011 10:38:10   #
Very pretty sweater! There is a book called French Girl Knits that has lots of patterns where the sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeves knit in. The sweaters in that book are gorgeous!
Mar 6, 2011 11:45:57   #
Jenny Line
Too cute...your knitting looks nice!

Mar 6, 2011 12:40:02   #
Knitting Pure & Simple has many patterns for neck down sweaters for adults and children. These patterns are worked so that you are building your increases working down and when you reach the armhole the live sleeve stitches are put on holders (I use circular needles in the same size) and then when you have cast-off the bottom you go back and finish the sleeves. EASY!! and very attractive.
baby sweater from Knitting Pure & Simple, I just made short sleeves

This is a hoodie, doesn't apply but one of their patterns super easy

This basic sweater comes in sizes from infant to adult, I have made it in all sizes with differnt yarns. All very cute! adult size also comes in pattern for super bulky that you can make in a weekend

Mar 6, 2011 13:41:35   #
I'm going to have to try a knit down sweater. Bought a book with patterns several years ago and haven't done on yet. Loved your sweaters... :mrgreen:
Mar 6, 2011 13:42:47   #
Thanks I'll look the book up. Is it for adults?
Mar 6, 2011 14:33:33   #
master of none
Great looking garments. I know "somebodies" will enjoy them. This site brings the envy out in me. I wouldn't think of trying to make a garment. I'll just stick to scarves, shawls and some dolies, pot holders and dishclothes. I do enjoy looking at all of the pictures.
Mar 6, 2011 15:25:17   #
Looks like you did a fantastic job. Well done!
Mar 6, 2011 15:49:45   #
i knit (a regular here)
your work is beautiful & those bunny buttons are my favorite have used them alot seems the perfect touch to a baby sweater!
Mar 6, 2011 15:54:14   #
Thanks... the buttons cost more than the yarn but I couldn't resist. It's a present for the daughter of a friend who's expecting his first baby.
Mar 6, 2011 16:23:17   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
Beautiful sweater. Yes, there are a lot of buttons. Yicks!
Mar 6, 2011 16:27:47   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
Don't be afraid to grow. Start will simple little things and work your way up. There are baby sweaters that are very easy and for the beginner and when you have mastered that then keep going. Soon you will do a full sized sweater and think how smart you are. We all have to start some where.
master of none wrote:
Great looking garments. I know "somebodies" will enjoy them. This site brings the envy out in me. I wouldn't think of trying to make a garment. I'll just stick to scarves, shawls and some dolies, pot holders and dishclothes. I do enjoy looking at all of the pictures.
Mar 6, 2011 16:27:50   #
WOW!! I love your work!
Mar 6, 2011 16:36:35   #
pfarley, That is absolutely beautiful. On my screen it comes across as the palest grey. The stitches are really quite the sweater, very nicely done! The color was one I plan to steal from you for future baby knitting. A nonsex color and soft enough for a baby. Quite expensive looking. Anyway... WELL DONE!!
Mar 6, 2011 16:46:07   #
Awesome job! I love them all.
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