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« on: February 24, 2008 08:03:47 PM »

I just finished knitting a Starsky Jr for my daughter.  Well, I actually finished the knitting weeks ago, I just seamed the last sleeve today and sewed on the buttons.  My daughter picked out the pretty butterfly buttons and I think they match her well.  It was fun shopping for them with her.

But back to the sweater.  I used recycled wool from a thrift store sweater.  I love the color of pink/white variation and it seemed to block well.  Speaking of blocking, I blocked the pieces, but not the whole thing together, so the rib trim/collar isn't blocked and the shoulders are pointy.  I'll do that eventually.  Probably the first time she gets it dirty and it needs washed.  Probably tomorrow.

It was fun to knit.  The banana tree pattern took forever, all those little 1x1 cables, all the different combos of knit and purl, on every row both front and back!  But it was fun to see it develop, and it was mercifully child-sized!  My daughter wore it to pick out the buttons today and said it was itchy on her back of her neck.   Tongue  But she does have some cute shirts with hoods that she could wear it with and not itch her.  As it is, I'm nervous to let her wear it to school because she looses EVERYTHING.  I'm going to try to put a tag in with a loop for hooks.  I think I'll let her wear it sparingly the rest of this season, and then let it loose next year.  She's a pip-squeak and will still be able to wear it, I'm sure.  

But on to the pictures!

Close-up of front, collar, and button.  Oops, remember, most of this hasn't been blocked.  You can so tell.  I'm such a fan of blocking now.  I pinned the pieces to the bare mattress on the top bunk in my daughter's room and took down the ladder so no one could get up there while it dried.   Cheesy

The back.  Three, count them, three full panels of the banana tree pattern.  Did I mention cables on front and back?

Close-up of the banana tree pattern.  I ended up really liking it.  I had never done anything quite like it before.

And one more just cuz my daughter is all cute like, "are you done yet, mom?"  You can really see the pointy shoulder effect in this one.

Well, that's it!  If you made it through all this, congrats.  I searched and hadn't seen anyone else do one of these, so I tried to be thorough.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008 08:11:51 PM »

Very cute! I admire your patience!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 08:37:02 PM »

That is SO cute. You're brave - I haven't found the guts to knit something for my daughter yet because she is soooo hard on her clothes. I know I'd be terrified to ever let her wear it. Maybe in a few years. =/
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008 10:01:24 PM »

She looks so cute in it! And you can tell her she did a wonderful job with picking the buttons, they look lovely. Now I am thinking that maybe my oldest daughter will get one of these....someday.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008 03:24:48 AM »

Your gorgeous little daughter looks so proud in her new cardigan. The choice of buttons were perfect. Well done to the pair of your!
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008 08:39:10 AM »

What a charmer! the "pointy" shoulders gives it a '40s vibe.

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008 10:17:22 AM »

wow those cables are so lovely - well proportioned to the sweater
love the retro feel

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008 12:10:31 PM »

I think I should go convince my mom that if she really loved me she'd make me a sweater like that.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008 12:38:51 PM »

Thats beautiful I love the pattern and the color! She looks adorable!

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008 12:44:59 PM »

It turned out perfect. Well done!

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