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Kime
01-11-2008, 02:36 AM
Just got the news a few days ago that the first grandchild is on the way! So now I am planning a baby sweater. It will be a raglan cardigan in colorwork. I have made several swatches to work out the design and here is the last one. I only am making very minor changes to this for the actual cardigan.

http://www.geocities.com/kjjsiebert/Babyswatch.JPG

The colors in the picture are pretty good, but they are prettier in real life.
The yarn is the bare superwash merino from Knit Picks. I dyed it and I am hoping to knit it with steeks because I don't like the way the edges are coming out and I don't want to deal with all the ends with so many color changes. What is better for superwash: machine sewn or crocheted steeks?

iwouldratherbeknitting
01-11-2008, 05:16 AM
That is going to be amazing.. needs to be worn for one of those 'portrait' photos that are always taken of babies. :happydance:

Slim
01-11-2008, 08:32 AM
Beautiful! I love the colors you've chosen & the pattern too. Lucky baby.

Jan in CA
01-11-2008, 12:53 PM
How pretty!

Newfygirl
01-11-2008, 01:42 PM
That's going to be one beautiful baby sweater!

Kime
01-16-2008, 07:40 PM
This is coming along pretty well. The steek had holes in the middle and looked like a mass of ends on the inside:
http://www.geocities.com/kjjsiebert/steekfront.JPG
http://www.geocities.com/kjjsiebert/steekocto.JPG

I tested crocheted and sewn steeks on the swatches and decided that the sewn would be better for this project. I sewed two seams close together and cut one stitch out from the seams. I picked up stitches about 1 stitch in from the sewing. It turned out pretty nice.

http://www.geocities.com/kjjsiebert/steeked.JPG

Here is how it looks from the front. I only have the sleeves left to do.
http://www.geocities.com/kjjsiebert/almostdone2.JPG

dustinac
01-17-2008, 09:49 AM
:inlove: that is going to be awesome!!

Knit4Fun
01-17-2008, 10:50 AM
Congratulations on the wonderful news and the sweater looks beautiful - you are very talented! :hug: