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« on: March 02, 2008 07:12:36 PM »

I know this sweater has been posted on here before but I am just so proud of making this that I want to show it off to everyone!





When I found out my best friend was having a girl this June, I knew I wanted to knit a sweater for her. I fell in love with this pattern and resolved to make one in pink. I hand-dyed the yarn myself.

The pattern is called "Presto Chango" by Valerie Wallis and can be found here:
http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternPrestoChango.asp

I recommend it for any novice knitter. The construction was as simple as it gets and it went very quickly. The changes I would make if I were to ever make another would be to take three stitches off the length of each sleeve and decrease the width of the back by four stitches.

I am going to knit a hat out of the same yarn for the baby, too. If I have enough yarn left after the hat, a pair of booties will be next.

This is the first garment I've ever knit. I am considering it my graduation from scarves and now I'm ready to tackle an adult-sized sweater for myself.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2008 07:24:26 PM by liebschien » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008 07:42:35 PM »

the color is so delicate and beautiful.....great job!
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its log...log...its fun for a girl or a boy!

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008 08:09:19 PM »

wow, it's beautiful! I bet she will look sweet in it......heck, I would wear one in my size! Love it.
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frogginette
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008 08:23:23 PM »

Very cool, I made one myself a little while ago, isn't it the best pattern? I think it looks very sweet in pink too! Well done!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008 11:27:44 PM »

This pattern is so lovely. I've bookmarked it even though there are no babies anywhere near me!
I suppose you could change the middle front panel to different designs and colours :d
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008 05:01:42 PM »

It's adorable. I love seeing this sweater. I want one for me, it's sooo cuuuute.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008 06:33:47 PM »

I love love this pattern, it's such a brilliant idea! You did a fantastic job on it, especially dyeing your own yarn. It's beautiful.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008 06:45:44 AM »

Beautiful sweater and well done.  Love the color.  Going to look at the pattern as I have a Grand baby in the future. Grin
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