Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FO-baby sweater

I have a finished object to show! They are few and far between in these parts, so I have to show them off :)
It's a vintage baby sweater...I don't have the book in front of me (and I am too lazy to go get it), so I can't give you all of the details on the pattern.
I can say that I really enjoyed watching this come together! At first I was a little irritated with it, because it's knit in two pieces and then seamed together. It should be one seamless piece. I have never done stranded color work on a flat piece before, so it was hard for me to carry the colors and work the chart backwards. If I knit this again (And I'm thinking I will), I will knit in the round and carry the pattern on both sides.
I also modified the top a little. I was afraid that the head hole was going to be too snug, so I left it open to the armhole, and I'm going to get some cute tiny buttons to close up the shoulder.

The pattern sizing is 6-12 months, but the colorwork makes the front not have a lot of stretch, so it looks smaller than that to me. I wish I had a baby to try it on! For now, I'll just have to imagine baby Johnston sporting it in the fall.


sue said...

Oh I know the book this is from, Vintage Baby Knits I think. I love that book and the vest is one of my favourites although I dont think my colorwork would be as great as yours is. The blue and red look wonderful together too.

Anonymous said...

I can totally se Junior in this!