Friday, December 21, 2012

Baby sweater in progress

Mister is getting a cuddly sweater.  Cheapy Brava sport yarn from KnitPicks (100% acrylic).  I think this is far more a DK weight than a sport.  Works up nicely.  How it will wear is the question, but newborns are not exactly climbing trees, so that doesn't much matter.

The body is a slip stitch pattern from Barbara Walker's first treasury of knitting patterns.  This book has served me so well.  No charts, but the instructions are impeccable.  If you don't own it, hunt it down; it is a masterpiece of stitches!

The bodice is garter stitch.  I'll pick up the sleeves in cream and work down, reversing the pattern, so the little garter blocks will be in cream, and the lines in blue.  Garter border and neckline.  I'll also make a matching hat and maybe booties.

She's due in 4 1/2 weeks, so time is of the essence here. 

In other news, I'm have a Year End Sale in my Etsy shop starting Wed, Dec. 26!  Everything will be marked down, including yarn already on sale.  I haven't done much Etsy dyeing for a long time; mostly I've been doing clubs and large orders on Etsy.  So this is a change for me. I really need to do some clubs again, especially lace.  I have tubs of lace yarn begging to be dyed. 


Sarah said...

The knitting terms were way over my head but I do love the designs and that the sleeves will be opposite. You've a very talented knitter!

Ruth said...

Here's what the knitting terms mean: Instead of knitting the sleeves from the bottom up and then sewing them into the armholes (a most icky process), I pick up the armhole stitches and work the sleeve downward. No sewing, just delicious knitting.

I've been knitting for 51 years, so I kind of know what I'm doing. Not so with quilting; every step there is a learning experience. It doesn't come naturally to me.

Judy S. said...

Nice pattern! Little Mr. will be very cozy!

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