Sunday, December 06, 2009

Baby Sweater #1



Baby Bolero from One Skein by Leigh Radford. I skipped the cute little motif on the back on this one, but I may make another. I used the Blue Sky Organic Cotton called for in the pattern, because it is heavenly soft. It did, indeed, take less than one skein. It's cute, but damn, I love a top-down seamless sweater. The finishing on this little bitty thing was a pain in the butt - I hate sewing seams anyway, and wee little sleeves in a relatively cushy-thick yarn are a particular bitch. And then there was picking up the stitches for the border - no way could I get as many as called for around the sides. But, bitching aside, I do like the sweater. It is so wee and simple, and it is heavenly soft. I have another skein, and I'm going to add a simple little roll brim hat and booties.

But the next baby sweaters will be seamless. Seams suck.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh that is CUTE!

Kimmen

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the free pattern for a baby cardi on the Knitting Pure & Simple website? I am knitting my second one---it is 5 sts. per inch and is a hooded top-down raglan. I have been knitting them to give as shower gifts at work out of Encore, but it would be really nice in a better yarn. I think it would be darling for a little girl in a red yarn with some kind of faux white fur yarn for trim. I'm glad Dear Murphy is doing better---it's super-cold here in Iowa right now, so I've been knitting "baby" sweaters for my Yorkie.

Brenda.

Catherine said...

Oh, I like that pattern! I may have to do that in the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted.