Sunday, March 16, 2008

Now Leaving Babysweaterland

As promised, the last of the baby sweaters (at least for the forseeable future):

Pattern: Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic), color 099/Almond, two skeins
Needles: 32" US 8 (5 mm) Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: March 10/March 14
Mods: worked paired decreases down the length of the sleeves to the final stitch count

There's not much more to say about this sweater. It's a tried-and-true pattern that I know the recipient (one of my coworkers) will love, the yarn is easy to care for and in her favorite color, and the actual knitting was a pleasure. This sweater is entirely seamless, knit from the top down. I used a thicker yarn than called for and the needle size suggested on the ballband for a sweater that's really for a one- to two-year-old than a baby -- my ideal in giving baby clothing as a gift, as babies outgrow their clothing so quickly.

Since finishing this sweater, I'm down to only my Chevron Scarf, and I'm determined to finish it soon. I am itching to cast on for another sweater, however, especially since picking this up at Knit One earlier this afternoon.

The Mister has decided that his Seamless Hybrid, while it fits well, is just a tad bit too short, so he'll be getting another one in this dark gray Cascade 220. I couldn't leave the store without a little something for myself, especially because I was paying with the cache of gift cards I've somehow accumulated in the past six months, so I found this:

Two ounces of merino/corriedale roving in shades of blue, violet, and yellow -- just enough to keep me from going crazy with the natural BFL roving I have when my wheel finally arrives.


  1. that baby sweater looks great! I finished a sweater today too ... Chris's Cobblestone!

    Must force him to take pictures before we go to his b-day dinner with my family :)

  2. I am so jealous about your wheel! You have to show pics when it comes!

    Do you have any yarn left from the original seamless hybrid? Could you not just pickup along the bottom edge and add a few inches? It looks liked a turned hem though, so perhaps not....

  3. Rachel, I wish it were that easy! It is a turned hem -- a turned hem that was knitted in, so it would look very odd indeed if I tried to knit on from it. I don't mind knitting another, now that I've done it once. And now I can steal the old sweater and wear it myself!

  4. Does that mean *you* get to keep his Seamless Hybrid? ;)

    You know, you keep this up and you're gonna make me wanna cast on a seamless yoked sweater...

  5. The little sweater is great, and The Mister is a lucky guy. I'm so glad you're getting a wheel!! That fiber looks like a lot of fun : )

    P.S. Your Serendipity socks and green baby sweater look good, but your Aunt looks fantastic in her new sweater!

  6. I was going to suggest just adding on the length (you could graft it on if you really wanted) but hey, if you get an extra sweater out of it, knit him another! ;)

  7. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Oh but you simply cannot stop knitting baby items. You're so good at it! LOVE this one! There's some lucky babies out their wearing your handknits.

    Oh what fun to buy fiber huh? I'm loving every minute of it myself.