Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A few baby sweaters

I have always had the problem when I keep a journal that I compulsively feel the need to "catch up" by writing about what has happened in order before getting to the current events... Anyone else have that problem? In any case, I seem to be falling into that same trap here. Despite my lack of energy for blogging all summer and fall, I really did do quite a bit of crafting, and I do want to share all those projects! I may need to work on loosening up and sharing some more recent stuff too, though, before I forget all the interesting details.

I made both of these baby sweaters over the summer and they were both gifts for new babies that came this summer, and both made with knit picks comfy yarn (the first in worsted weight and the second in sport weight) - this is a great yarn for baby items, very soft and easy to work with and I love the range of colors it comes in.

Green stripe sweater

This cute sweater for my nephew was made from the little coffee bean pattern and I just love the stripes - it's really fun to browse through the other ones folks have made on ravelry and see all the color combinations. I'm definitely hoping to make one of these for our peanut at some point (maybe in one of the larger, toddler sizes that the designer sells a pattern for).

Yellow baby sweater 1

I made this yellow sweater for our friends' baby from the seamless yoked baby sweater pattern.  I loved how simple this sweater was to knit, but that it still had the nice detail of the slip stitch design on the yoke.  There are links on the ravelry page for this pattern to a number of other similar seamless baby sweater patterns from this designer and I'll definitely be tempted to try some of them (or make this one again).

Yellow baby sweater 2

Love these cute vintage buttons that I used on the sweater too!

I have three different sweaters that I've made for our baby that are all nearly but not quite finished... two just need to be blocked and have buttons sewn on and the last one I need to do some (annoying and somewhat tricky) seaming and pick up and knit a button band... I've been indulging myself with fun little new projects instead of just finishing them all up, but hopefully I'll motivate to get them all finished soon.


  1. These are beyond adorable, Kate! I made the coffee bean in white and pink stripes, it is a great pattern! Can't wait to see what you have going for your little babe!

  2. Cute sweaters. And yup, I totally feel a need to do write about things chronologically, but then, it feels so odd to publish something that happened long ago - this year I've decided to ignore that and just write. We shall see if that works out...

  3. You know, if you keep posting gorgeous little sweaters like this, you're going to FORCE me to learn to knit. I can't believe anyone could make something so beautiful out of just a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles. Can you recommend a good book for beginners?

  4. I totally know what you mean about trying to catch up before you can write about current events. It paralyzes me sometimes! Your sweaters are adorable and I'm sure with your skill, your baby is going to be well-dressed!

  5. I love the green and white sweater. So sweet!


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