Monday, April 28, 2008

Pattern: Striped Baby Sweater from Debbie Bliss's Simply Baby

Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK

Needles: 3.75 mm

Size: 6 - 12 months

Notes: The patterns calls for both shoulders to have buttons but I only knit the buttonholes on one side because I had three stash buttons that I thought would work.

This was a cute and simple sweater to knit up. Really not too much to say about it!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Classic Baby Cardigan

I loved making this little cardigan!
It was fun, moved quickly and came out beautifully.
I wish I could have used the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino but my LYS doesn't sell it :(
pattern Published in
Essential Baby (Ravelry link)

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Monday, April 14, 2008

I just love stripes but I don't like how they look on me...hence another baby sweater in stripes. This one will be gifted to my cousin and his wife who are expecting their first in late May. The baby shower is May 3rd but I'm sure I'll have this done by then.

Pattern: Striped Sweater by Debbie Bliss (in Simply Baby)
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool (Beige and Graphite - yarn left over from my brother's Christmas Scarf and my Smocked Cardigan)

So far, the front/back and one sleeve are complete and I'll hopefully have the second sleeve completed this weekend. Then I promise to get my act together and find cute buttons for this. I have a huge urge to use any kind of nautical-themed buttons!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A finished knit! Whew it had been a long time. This is what I call Curly's Shrug. In reality it is the Baby Shrug from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss.

Let me state that I substituted yarn, though remaining in the Aran and Debbie Bliss lines. The pattern calls for two balls to complete a 3-6 month size. Slight fib there (unless of course the Cashmerino Aran has more yardage than the Merino Aran, which in all honesty, I have not verified). This necessitated a return trip to the yarn shop for a third ball. Other than some risky business picking up stitches along the edges, this shrug went off without a hitch. Quick, easy and cute. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.