Saturday, March 27, 2010

FO: Striped Baby Sweater

I'm very excited about this FO. Baby knits are so adorable! Ta-la!

It has been a fun and very fast knit!

The seed pattern around the neck, at the bottom of the sleeves and sweater makes it even more adorable.

The collar is looking great after blocking. Oh! And it's my first top-down sweater with raglan sleeves. I had wanted to try that for quite some time...

Pattern: Striped Baby Sweater by Suvi S., 50 Villapeikkoa
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Superwash (light blue and green) and Berroco Pure Merino (dark blue), a little more than 50g for each color
Needles: US 8 / 5 mm
Colors: 14 and 27 (Nashua), 8585 (Berroco)
Start to finish: January 30, 2010 to March 21, 2010
For: Elliot, my cousin's son
Modifications: None

The only part that I'm not 100% satisfied is under the arms. I don't seem to master the "pick up" of stitches to avoid holes. I did some "random" sewing to have it look as good and solid as possible, but I think I may be missing something here. I'll have to do some research (and probably trial and error) on that particular subject...

I really look forward to giving it to my cousin (I haven't seen her for quite some time too) and see little Elliot (for the first time) in it!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Weaving in ends

I finished knitting the Striped Baby Sweater I started before the Ravelympics.

Right now, I'm weaving in ends. I found this article. I did not know that technique. It's perfect for this little sweater that has so many yarn tails...

I will most probably finish later tonight. Then, I will wash it and let it dry. Hopefully, I will have more pictures tomorrow!

It's sunny outside! Snow continues to melt! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baby size question

Since the end of the Ravelympics, my pace has slow down... to its normal pace!

Still, I'm knitting the second sleeve of the little Striped baby sweater. I have a question for those of you who are familiar with baby sizes. The circumference of the body is 20", the length of the sweater is 13" and the sleeves from the armpit are 8". Could anyone help me figuring out what size this would approximately correspond to for a baby? I wanted to offer it to my cousin and her son is already 7 months old. Thanks in advance!

And I'm also almost done on the first sleeve of Thermal. This one will definitely not be worn this year!

Have a great week!