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« on: August 04, 2007 12:16:42 AM »

My first sweater ever, so I decided to hit up a baby pattern first.  I love knitting for my boyfriend's nieces and nephews anyway.  This went to his one-year old niece.  Unfortunately I don't have any action pics   Sad

In case you haven't seen the pattern before, http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTtrellis.html

Sorry that the photos are so small too; my memory card didn't have any room left, so I had to take them tiny  Sad

Overall I'm pretty happy though.  I used Caron Simply Soft because, well, I'm poor  Undecided  But I think it worked out fairly well.  It has a nice texture all knit up, but is still nice against the skin, even a baby's.  My only major downfall I think was seaming -- ARGHHHHH!!!!

Now I think my next endeavor is a three year old boy's sweater -- my cousin this time.  I really want to tackle Sherwood, not because I like to kill myself, but because I think it's absolutely gorgeous and would look great on him.  If not, probably Chaos, also from Knitty.  ("Hi, my name is Alyssa, and I have a Knitty addiction...")

P.S.  Peter rabbit buttons because she loves looking at illustrations.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2007 12:23:42 AM by ammdancer1 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007 12:48:28 AM »

It's really lovely.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007 01:33:44 AM »

Brilliant work, you have talent!

« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007 02:01:23 AM »

That's an adorable sweater Smiley You did a really good job, it looks super soft and cosy
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007 02:25:44 AM »

that is great for a first sweater! the seaming will get better in time - if you can find instructions for ladder/mattress stitch then that is great for side seams. I use backstitch for shoulder and armholes seams though as I find it stronger (I was trained as a knitwear designer and that is what one of the yarn companies taught me)
I have that sweater OTN at the moment but it will be too small for DD now ;(

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2007 04:57:48 AM »

So cute! Great work.

« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2007 08:23:11 AM »

that's a great first sweater!

I think I've been so spoiled by working sweaters seamless, I'm almost hesitant to look at any patterns that work it otherwise. Perhaps when I branch out of baby sweaters, I will.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007 01:07:18 PM »

It's beautiful!  I love the choice of colour.

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007 06:52:22 PM »

The color is great.  Every time I see one of these knit up, I love them! 

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007 08:49:03 PM »

Pretty! Cheesy

Don't be worried about the yarn.  Rich or poor, I'd still use simply soft for a lot of my projects.  It's texture and drape is awesome. 
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