8/2/13

I Knit a Sweater Y'all!

And she loves it! It came out way too big after blocking, but since she's growing like a weed, it will fit her perfectly any day now.

This is the In Threes Cardigan by Kelly Herdrich. Very simple and straightforward pattern, perfect for a first time sweater! I have already cast on one for Sam in a deep purple (her favorite color).









Here are some more photos from her own private session/show-off this morning:




 Yes those are the cutest ever little owl buttons (JoAnn Fabrics).
Seriously, could they be any more perfect to complete this sweater?

Side detail

To make this sweater you need to know how to knit, purl, KFB (knit in front and back), YO (yarn over), BO (bind off) in the middle of a row, and cast on in the middle of a row. The bind off and cast on in the middle of a row (to make the cap sleeves) were new to me, but I watched a You Tube video on each and it was so simple to do - and very clever way to make sleeves while not having to piece them on later! 

The whole sweater is knit from the top down, using circular needles, but not knit in the round. I used KnitPicks Swish Worsted yarn in the Orange colorway, and it knit up quickly and was so soft in the hand.

Best reward of all is knowing she loves her new sweater, made by Mommy, just for her. 

 She double-dog dares you to try and take it away.

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15 comments:

  1. Great job and it is such a pretty color!

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  2. Super cute! Your baby is really getting big.

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  3. It's gorgeous! I really love the variety in stitching that you used. Well done!

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  4. Beautiful! It is a perfect color and I love the owl buttons.

    Only downside: Grace walked in while I was reading this post and now wants this exact sweater - same color, same buttons, bigger size.

    But I don't knit. I told her we'd send this post to my mom.

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  5. REally cute...and the sweater is nice too! Nice job with the sweater. I know they can be challenging!

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  6. Beautiful girl, beautiful sweater, talented mom! Very nice!

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  7. Love it!!! Congrats on the finish :)

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  8. Sweater is adorable, and so is she! HUGS!

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  9. I don't know what is more adorable, the sweater or the model.

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  10. And a beautiful sweater it is but not as beautiful as the girl wearing it. Sweet buttons, I think I need to look for those next time I am at Joanns.

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  11. Your daughter is so cute. The sweater is adorable. I think you did a great job of knitting the sweater. I like the style of the sweater.

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  12. Just listened to your latest podcast and had to check out the sweater. It's great! Too big is never bad with kids. She is ADORABLE!

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  13. super cute! you make me want to learn to knit lol

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