Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Simply poetic

I finally gathered together all the pieces to Haiku and got busy seaming. I had a couple of false starts on the shoulders--it had been so long since I'd sewn a garment together, I couldn't get things to look right.

After two tries on the shoulder seams, I decided to move on to the sleeves. Suddenly, I could see what I'd been doing wrong before! I finished seaming both sleeves, then ripped the shoulder seams out again and seamed them a third time. Success! I was glad it finally came back to me.

Here's the wee little sweater in its final form.

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This is the smallest size of the Haiku pattern from Knitty, knit with Artyarns supermerino. I'm guessing it won't fit the newborn I'm giving it to until about a year from now, possibly more. The only pattern change I made was to eliminate the buttons down the front. I think for a baby cardigan, one button at the neck should be sufficient. Babies don't usually take kindly to being fussed with too much!

8 comments:

Liz said...

It is absolutely lovely! I love the color you chose, and the single button is a fantastic (and stylish) idea! WONDERFUL work!

Wendy said...

Very cute! I think I will have to knit one up for a friend of mine who just found out she is pregnant.

sandy said...

Now that is adorable. What had you been doing wrong with the sleeves previously. What made them correct?

amanda said...

its perfect! the color is great and you're right, the one button is a great adjustment. my little one is too wiggly to worry about fiddling with buttons.

stephanie said...

I love that sweater. It's an easy knit w/lots of room for variation and it gets lots of ooohs and aaaahs at baby showers.

Lauren said...

Lovely Haiku... the colors are fabulous! That will be a very stylish baby :)

toni said...

That will be one stylin' baby! Great color. Hopefully we'll see a baby in it someday :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, your haiku sweater is stunning. I work for artyarns and I am starting a new section on thier website where I will post all crafts made with artyarns yarns (www.artyarns.com). Your sweater would be a wonderful addition and of cousre we will link your wonderful blog.
Thanks Becky
Becky@artyarns.com