Friday, July 30, 2010

Cotton Baby Sweaters

Only 4 months to go, and I finally finished my first baby item.

I knit this basic boatneck pullover with Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria in gender-neutral tones. It couldn't have been easier—pure television knitting. I knit the torso in a tube from the bottom up, split the stitches in half at the armpits, and knit the front and back flat. Then I seamed the shoulders, picked up stitches at the arm holes, and knit the arms in the round, shoulder to wrist. It's two tubes attached to a larger tube. No shaping. No sewing. No thinking. It's boxy and roomy, for wrastlin'.

Here's the beginning of my next project, the Dewey Cabled Pullover from Vintage Baby Knits:

I'm using Cascade Ultra Pima in a lovely mustard (chosen to hide vomit stains). This time I'm following a pattern and it requires counting, so I'll have to pay attention.

8 comments:

  1. Love the little sweater!! Lucky baby.
    xo
    Eco Mama

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  2. Wow, what a very lucky little one to have such a talented mama! Sweaters look so incredible when they are made for tiny new people... You're awesome!

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  3. So beautiful. You'll have to post photos of the baby in the sweater, you know.

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  4. I wish I was able to knit sweaters for my little one like this! This would be a great hobby and a great way to have outerwear for the baby.

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  5. I wish I could knit! I don't have any human babies, but I've got plenty of dingo kids that would look ADORABLE in a sweater. You are so talented, the sweat is lovely!

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  6. What an adorable sweater! I haven't tried that yarn yet but I've drooled over at the yarn shop :)

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  7. That sweater is just precious! What a lucky, stylin' baby. :)

    I LOVE the yellow color for the new sweater.

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