Saturday, May 27, 2006

Finis!



Here is a baby sweater I made for a friend--she picked the yarn and pattern.
Yarn: Bernat Baby Boucle 100% acrylic. The colour is mostly lavendar with bits of pale pink and blue mixed in.
Pattern: Baby Hooded Pullover from March 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
Size: 9-12 months (Char is usually in 18-month size so these sweaters are generously proportioned)
Needles: 5.5 and 6 mm (I had to size up to get proper gauge)
Notes: This boucle was tricky to work with sometimes and it was pilling up as fast as I was knitting it. Good thing the sweater is already pretty fuzzy or it would be more obvious. The yarn fluffed up nicely with washing and blocking. I seamed it with matching, smooth yarn. I am not a dummy! I added the tassle because a pointy hood needs a tassle. The orginal sweater was knit with a smoother yarn and embroidered with flowers. I left the embroidery off of this one. I like the pattern--I think I will knit one for Char--in a smoother yarn and then I can practice my embroidery skills!

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4 comments:

my name is not mom for the next 5 min said...

it looks great are you going to make one for char too? look I am on the computer!! moving it to the dinner room I think will help me get on it more often. I got your call sorry hubby took the firday off and we have all been sick now, all but Day that is. go figure with what he eats and puts in his mouth, its just not fare!

Renée said...

Hi Jennifer,
I just dropped in to check out your blog and wanted to let you know this baby sweater is very sweet. Have never used the Bernat baby boucle but have seen it at the store and it seems very soft. You did a great job!

Renee
~ a new visitor
http://pinkhands.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

looks great - might even be worth all your agony in battling the boucle. :) I love the size of the tassle. Good work!

Poppins

Not Jenny said...

Thanks everyone! I am really happy with how it turned out and the mama of the recipeint is happy with it too.