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cam90066
07-20-2007, 01:38 AM
Jan's fabulous baby sweaters for Stitches from the Heart inspired me to put the rest of my stash to good use.

Variation on this pattern:
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyswestripebam.htm

Was really fun making something so small (took only a couple days for the actual sweater...a bit of time to weave all the ends) and being I don't ever have occasion to work top down, enjoyed the technique for this purpose given my very limited amt of yarn (as I attempted to allocate it for balanced striping).

Partially completed with stash:
http://www.angelsacolyte.com/cam/stashbuster_sweater.jpg

Finished sweater:
http://www.angelsacolyte.com/cam/baby_sweater.jpg

Not nearly as exquisite as some of the other fab creations posted here but a nice change of pace project.

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redheadrachel
07-20-2007, 02:01 AM
Ooh, I love it! I especially like how you bring a bright yarn right up to the face - it'll look great on the baby! Wonderful job :D

cam90066
07-20-2007, 02:10 AM
Thanks, redheadrachel! This will get donated so no idea who'll be wearing it but thought the bright mix of colors would make for a fun look.

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nonny2t
07-20-2007, 07:18 AM
It is very cute and it is always nice to be able to use up yarn!

Mariblue
07-20-2007, 10:44 AM
That's so cute! I'm sure that any baby wearing that will look adorable.

Jan in CA
07-20-2007, 11:09 AM
That is so cute! I'm glad I inspired you! What better way to use up little bits of yarn in your stash. :hug:

I'm almost done with two more...:shifty:

cam90066
07-20-2007, 01:30 PM
Thanks, Jan! Two more??? Ouch. I don't have enough acrylic stash to do another little sweater. However, I've generated quite a bit of usable yarn from my recycled thrift store sweaters but plan to make something for myself with that.

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loveswildflowers
07-20-2007, 06:12 PM
Your sweater turned out really cute. Thanks to both you and Jan for sharing this pattern. I really like the way it is worked top down with no seams. My favorite kind of pattern!

sugarfunpouch
07-20-2007, 06:14 PM
That's cute! :)

cam90066
07-20-2007, 06:30 PM
loveswildflowers....thanks! Had I the compulsion, and the stash!, I could see myself cranking out a bunch of these. I'm so used to making adult-size sweaters, most requiring seaming, that this was a piece of cake. :)

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Jenelle
07-21-2007, 05:33 PM
Very cute!!

cam90066
07-21-2007, 06:04 PM
Thanks, jenelle. I just took inventory of my measly stash of acrylic, and seeing as I had to convert the numbers on this pattern from DK to worsted, I think I might have enough to make another one. Quick and easy. :)

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auburnchick
07-21-2007, 07:16 PM
What a darling sweater!

Doodknitwit
07-21-2007, 07:29 PM
sweet love the red!!!!!!!!!!

Lima
07-22-2007, 10:59 AM
Oh! It's fun to knit for kids! I love your cardi!:inlove:

msoebel
07-27-2007, 11:17 AM
A baby sweater I would actually put my child in! It's just so cute!

cam90066
07-27-2007, 01:12 PM
msoebel, what a nice compliment...thanks!

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ArtLady1981
07-28-2007, 01:38 AM
Jan's fabulous baby sweaters for Stitches from the Heart inspired me to put the rest of my stash to good use.

Variation on this pattern:
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyswestripebam.htm

Was really fun making something so small (took only a couple days for the actual sweater...a bit of time to weave all the ends) and being I don't ever have occasion to work top down, enjoyed the technique for this purpose given my very limited amt of yarn (as I attempted to allocate it for balanced striping).

Partially completed with stash:
http://www.angelsacolyte.com/cam/stashbuster_sweater.jpg

Finished sweater:
http://www.angelsacolyte.com/cam/baby_sweater.jpg

Not nearly as exquisite as some of the other fab creations posted here but a nice change of pace project.

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Hi Cam! :waving:

Thanks for sharing your photos as well as the link to the pattern! Excellent work!

I will definitely be making a couple of these using Stash yarn!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!:hug:

Susan P.
07-28-2007, 03:39 AM
I think that's lovely cam and i think lovely bright and changing colours will be received very well.

cam90066
07-28-2007, 01:46 PM
Thanks, ArtLady! I rewound the rest of my stash and have been eyeing it for another possible tiny sweater. I was working on a cardi for myself that didn't meet my expectations so that's gonna be frogged. A little project would make for a nice diversion while I ponder my strategy on the one for moi.

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cam90066
07-28-2007, 01:48 PM
Thanks, Susan. The coloration has kind of a 'happy' feel to it. :)

Hope all's well with you.

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