Wow, it's been eleven days and I am still trying to work on the body of this sweater. Seems as though I've been busier than usual. I will be finished with the body of this sweater by Saturday...that's my goal.
Next will be the sleeves and then a decorative button for the very top. Any color suggestions? The sweater is a pale purple/lilac on top, baby blue in the middle and pale pink at the bottom. Pale pink to tie it all together? I'm taking suggestions.
Thanks and good night!
Okay, it's been 3-4 weeks now since my last post.
Use your imagination, and this item will soon become a baby sweater.
It's going to be three colors: Dark pink, baby blue and pale pink. I'm picking up the pace and hope to post the finished item next week. I love the process of making sweaters. The pattern comes to life before my eyes...and within my hands!
Come follow me from start to finish while I work on my new granddaughter's baby sweater!
It is the Baby Surprise Jacket, Schoolhouse Press Pattern #5, by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
This jacket is unique because it is knit as one piece and then a folding process at the end makes it all come together...sleeves and all.
It has mid-length sleeves, but I think I will add ribbed cuffs to the sleeves and most likely the bottom of the sweater as a final customization. This was cast-on/started on 12/6/12.
Let's see how long it will take (and the weird shape it takes on while knitting) from beginning to end. :)
I'm on row 13 of 98 (excluding the add on ribbing I plan on doing at the end). Here we go!
I work full time for a utility company as an Technical Specialist. In my spare time, I'm an avid crafter who enjoys new challenges and accomplishments. I am a past President of our local knitting guild, Keeping You In Stitches (KYIS), and love working with others to socialize and bond while learning more advanced techniques.