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dancingbarefoot
« on: July 08, 2007 07:22:27 PM »

I started a boatneck baby sweater for charity the other day, and I just finished weaving in ends and sewing the buttons on. Why is it that the finishing work always takes longer than knitting it in the first place?



Not entirely sure the yellow buttons work, but I didn't have any buttons that matched any better.  Wink



This was a pattern of my own design (shape-wise; the colorwork is from a punchcard), done on my flatbed knitting machine with sock yarn from my stash. This sweater's so easy! Perfect for charity knitting because of the lack of shaping, and I thought boatneck would be good because it's easy to pull over a baby's big head.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007 07:26:20 PM »

Wow, that's amazing! That looks really hard to do. Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007 07:38:09 PM »

So cute. I love those colours together Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007 07:43:37 PM »

So cute; I love the colorwork and I love those colors for a baby. And you did it on a knitting machine! Whoa!

Just out of curiosity, what charity did you make it for?
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007 07:50:43 PM »

Thank you! Smiley I made up the pattern as I went along, and it was also a good excuse to test out new stitch patterns on my machine.


Just out of curiosity, what charity did you make it for?

It's for Lutheran World Relief's baby layette program. They provide mothers of newborns in poor areas (which includes disaster relief areas) with stuff they need for caring for the baby.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007 08:10:33 PM »

Those babies. . . boy do they have biiig heads ! Wink
How nice of you to knit it for charity! I'm sure it will make two people very very happy  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007 06:41:48 AM »

That is a GORGEOUS baby sweater.  That's the best I've seen in a while.  Love the front detailing.  Any hopes of a pattern?  I'm sure it's different for a knitting machine though.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007 02:14:34 PM »

Thanks!  Smiley

I can write up a pattern in about 10 minutes for the knitting machine, but writing the hand knitting equivalent might take me a while. Shaping is easy, but I'll have to work out the instructions for the slip stitch color work.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007 04:09:55 PM »

that's really amazing  Grin
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