Thursday, February 16, 2006

One Blizzard = One Baby Sweater

As most of you probably know, or witnessed, the East Coast was buried under snow this past weekend. Boston, fortunately, made out pretty well with only 15-18". Since we stayed inside most of the weekend, I dyed yarn and decided to start a new project. What did I knit?!



You'll never believe it, but I just randomly got the urge to knit a baby sweater (No secrets over here, I swear!). How cute is this?! Its the Child's Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I used Koigu Kersti in color #416. Three skeins was plenty for the 6-12 month size since I had enough leftover to knit a matching hat with a seed stitch rim and a pompom. This was a great knit because it was quick (I started it Friday night and finished it on Sunday). The buttons found a new home today and now its just going to sit peacefully in my closet until someone has a baby.. anyone? anyone?!





I can definitely see myself knitting this pattern over and over again in the future. I have to give a big thanks to Alison for inspiring me to knit this pattern after seeing her cute sweater in person last week :). And the project specs:

Pattern: Child's Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Koigu Kersti in color #416
Measurements: Made to fit a 6 - 12 month old baby
Started: February 10, 2006
Finished: February 12, 2006
Other Details: I didn't change anything except the needle size in this pattern since it was my first baby sweater. I used a US6 instead of a US7 since that was what I had on hand. I tried really hard to knit a bit more loose and got gauge on the US6. I love the raglan sleeves and the seed stitch border. It needed a good block, but once it was dry, it looked fantastic!

15 Comments:

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Lolly said...

It is precious!

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Its fab! I'm making one myself (after I saw it on Alison's blog too....) I've only swatched for it-I'm waiting to finish my Olympic knitting.

If you never have any takers you can always send it to the Dulaan Project. NOT that I think that will happen!

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Bear Knits said...

I love the color! I knit this for my 3yo son last October. I'll probably make another one for his birthday this year.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Great colors - hmm, I think I need to be knitting that for my impending niece or nephew!

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger meg said...

That sweater has been on my list to knit and yours looks fantastic! (And I knit on speculation for kids - so far I have one sweater and three hats saved away! I think it is a perfectly reasonable reaction since I have had kids 'sprung' on me in the past.)

Beautiful!

 
At 10:39 AM, Blogger pleutim said...

Adorable sweater!! Maybe I should use that pattern for one of my Dulaan Project/Knitting Olympics items.

Love your snow too. So clean and bright. Ours is old and dirty.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger alison said...

Oh, this will be just the thing to convince my husband that it's time for another baby! '0) "Look, dear, Dani needs someone to take this beautiful baby sweater off her hands." Hee, hee.

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Adorable. I love the colors and the matching hat. My cousin is pregnant and this will be a cute project for the new baby.

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger amandamonkey said...

Supah-cute, Dani!

Hey, when you get a chance, stop by my site and take a quiz for me. I'm interested in how the answers of my blog and pre-blog friends compare...

xoxoxoxox

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger yarnspin said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months now, and I just realized that you work at the yarn shop in Brookline! I was in there today - I bought the green Berocco with my pregnant sister who bought the cashmerino for the Debbie Bliss baby sweater. Anyway, thanks for your help today, and your sweater looks great. See you soon... Carla

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Lu said...

I have made that sweater for my niecein cotton and he loved it. Yours is beautiful!

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger KnittenKnots said...

That is too sweet! Great that you made the matching hat too - there will be a very lucky baby in the near future!

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Kimberli said...

Adorable! I love that pattern -- it's great for when you find out about a baby shower a week in advance! Cheers!

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that is soooo cute!!!

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

Today is too early, and tomorrow is too late.......

But here it is anyway! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a great birthday!

 

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