11 May 2008

First Baby Sweater

It's hard to believe that I've been knitting all this time and have never produced a baby sweater until now. For unknown reasons, I've resisted baby knitting.

Well, this pattern by Barbara Breiter was an absolute delight to knit and so easy too. The top down knitting was completed in two evenings and the sewing of the arm seams and weaving in of ends were easily accomplished at Friday's Drunken Knitting. I followed the pattern with no mods other than adding buttons, and the size is fine. It should fit the nephew's newborn son (is that my great nephew?) nicely come this autumn. If I ever make another one, I'll try doing the sleeves magic loop style, as Sandi suggested. Why didn't I think of that? It would make the finishing even easier.


Not An Artist said...

Oh yes, the baby knits are the fastest little knits aren't they? I'm sure you'll be a Great Auntie, too :)

Sorry I missed you on friday! I am thinking of going to In the Loop this thursday though, any chance you'll be there?

alt.ayu said...

so very cute!!! i love the choice of color as well~~~ :)

Miss Scarlett said...

What an adorable baby sweater.

PS Not only do neither my Mom or I think it a strange thing for a grown woman to knit Barbie clothes, my Mom would love the pattern!

Avid Knitter said...

Cute indeed! And nicely finished. It was just the right time to make a baby sweater :)!