Saturday, August 23, 2008

Finish what you start

So I realized a day or two ago that I never gave you look at the finished February baby sweater. I uploaded photos to flickr, updated my project page on Ravelry, and I guess I thought that was it! So without further ado, let's wrap this up, shall we?

February baby sweater


I'm very happy with how this project turned out. I love the yarn and the colorway as well. This is for my niece, who's expecting a baby girl in October, so I believe the sizing will be right.

I'm not much into buttoning lots of buttons (especially when a wiggly little one is involved) so I opted instead to add a single button and button loop.

Button detail


I got the idea for this closure from Allison. She did a similar one on a garter stitch baby sweater and I loved it. You can recreate this on your next sewing or knitting project, too. Just follow the instructions on Ysolda's blog and you'll be good to go.

I consider completing this little sweater an accomplishment for me. I've never found EZ's patterns to be, well, easy, so making it through to the end makes me happy. Now I need to get my act together for some fall knitting (socks and mittens, anyone?).

Project notes: Sweater pattern from Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Knit on size 4 Addi turbos. Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn, Petal Shower colorway.

10 comments:

Carole Knits said...

It's so beautiful! And I have trouble with EZ patterns, too. I know everyone raves about how brilliant she was and the unique way she would do things but I often get confused.

Amy said...

It's just beautiful! You did a great job and the pics are perfect.

hrsj said...

the sweater you made is adorable and the yarn is so soft and warm. that will be one snuggle baby! :)

nuttyirishman said...

It is perfect Leslie! And that yarn is gorgeous... perfect for a little girl!

Elizabeth said...

Like strawberries and cream! Mmm. Can I start eating now?

Beautiful, as always.

The Happy College Knitter said...

It's beautiful--the closure is great!

Emily said...

I just dropped in on your page and fell in love with your little sweater! It is so beautiful! Good work!

andie said...

I can never get enough of seeing this darling pink sweater. It's just beautiful.
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tiennie said...

So adorable! I love the little buttonhole you created!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

So beautiful.. I DO really like the button loop.