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ArtLady1981
04-25-2008, 08:15 PM
I am knitting for Elaine's baby boy, due in July. She's very a special young woman. Elaine and Todd have a two yr old girl, Audrey, who's eagerly awaiting her baby brother!

Here is set #1. It is knit with Silky Wool, Bristol Red. Yeah, it's handwash only...
but Elaine will gladly do it. She's the type that appreciates fine knits.

I think this pattern is okay for a boy. It is shown as a uni-sex sweater. I think RED is nice for a boy...and the Silky Wool gives it a rustic appearance, rather than a soft sheen. I hunted like crazy for the 3/8" buttons. Finally found them today at a Joann's Etc.

The set has two hats...one for newborn, the other for about 6 mo.
I made the small hat first...and then thought: "Oh no...this won't fit for long!"
So, I made another hat. I just hope that when the jacket fits, there will be a matching hat that fits. :eyes: I'm out of practice with sizing baby heads!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2220/2441308669_523f98102d.jpg?v=0

The jacket and hats took just shy of 4 skeins of Silky Wool.
The pattern is an old time leaflet that I only have a bl/wh copy of!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/2441285985_81c67fdd7d.jpg?v=0

scout52
04-25-2008, 08:31 PM
WOW i love it!!!! the color is beautiful!!!! as always your stitchwork is just AMAZING!!!

mwhite
04-25-2008, 08:33 PM
Awesome! Beautiful set and fantastic work as usual!

Skater
04-25-2008, 08:38 PM
That's a super set! I :heart: the color!

Cynamar
04-25-2008, 08:40 PM
I can't see the picture but I do definately approve of red for boys. It's my very favorite color. Good idea to make two hats!

auburnchick
04-25-2008, 09:19 PM
The set is just lovely!!! What a beautiful gift!

dustinac
04-25-2008, 10:08 PM
:inlove: ohhh what a wonderful set!!!

sue in canada
04-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Fantastic as always. That is a lovely pattern.

Debkcs
04-26-2008, 01:41 AM
Wonderful, as usual. He'll be the best dressed man-about-town.

KnittingNat
04-26-2008, 04:37 AM
It's absolutely beautiful:heart: What a great piece of knitting, ArtLady!:cheering: And the best is that it will get appreciated:thumbsup:

GinnyG
04-26-2008, 07:32 AM
Beautiful, as always! Where is the pattern from?

ritaw
04-26-2008, 07:40 AM
What a lovely set . The colour is so nice . Great job :)

GiddyKnitter
04-26-2008, 09:17 AM
It's beautiful Artlady xx

bethany
04-26-2008, 11:11 AM
That is beautiful! What a lucky baby! Thanks for more inspiration!

ArtLady1981
04-26-2008, 12:40 PM
Beautiful, as always! Where is the pattern from?

It is an old KING COLE leaflet, and a photocopied version at that. I finally figured out who gave it to me! My best friend, Barbara! A lonnnng time ago!

Here is a photo of my photocopy copy!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2152/2399894160_c1e3ef0985.jpg?v=0

Jan in CA
04-26-2008, 12:42 PM
:inlove: That is gorgeous!!!

The.Knitter
04-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Fantastic job as usual. I LOVE the red as you know. I think this is a great set for a little fellow.

GinnyG
04-26-2008, 01:06 PM
Just love it!!!

sabrinasmom
04-26-2008, 10:45 PM
Beautiful

MerigoldinWA
04-27-2008, 12:54 AM
ArtLady,

That is a very nice pattern. I'm glad you finally found some buttons that go with the sweater. What is the stitch you used in the yoke section? Your cables are really nice and I like the way they just go down clear to the edge, with no ribbing on the waist part. The generous ribbing you used on the cuffs should help it fit longer. Two hats should work. You're right about hats, it is sometimes hard to figure out how big to make them so that they fit with a sweater you made. Even ones that come with a sweater and are supposed to work, don't always. Your friends will really love this set.

Jen17
04-27-2008, 12:59 AM
ohh, that is so cute and I think it is wonderful for a boy or a girl!

ah
04-27-2008, 06:47 PM
Gorgeous set! I love the color.

ArtLady1981
04-28-2008, 03:30 AM
ArtLady, What is the stitch you used in the yoke section?

It is a double moss stitch. One stitch wide, but stacked two rows high.

Glad you like it! I've made this little cabled coat so many times. I just love it.

The buttons are 3/8" for that little K2Tog, YO buttonhole.

On the blue & white tweed coat I'm finishing up tonight, I didn't use that K2Tog, YO buttonhole. I bound off 2...then cast on 2 on the next row. Makes for a roomier buttonhole, and a bigger button. All the kid style buttons...the artsy ones, etc...need at least enough room for a 5/8" button. I had to pass on a lot of darling boy buttons because of that teensy buttonhole. Darn.

Knit4Pie
04-28-2008, 06:23 AM
That is just gorgeous. You stitches are just outstanding! Love the color.

walmin22
04-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Like always I'm:thud:by your knitting! I love the color and that you have 2 hat sizes. Both my boys never fit into the hats that were sized for their age. Even when they were in the hospital the hats didn't fit!

WandaT
04-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Wow!!! Incredibly beautiful!! I don't know if I'll ever be able to complete a project like that!!

evona
04-29-2008, 12:58 PM
Everything I've seen you post is just so darn perfect!!!! I love it :muah: What a beautiful color!!!!:heart: :heart: :heart:

dreamsherl
04-29-2008, 02:38 PM
Gorgeous

RMB
04-30-2008, 03:31 PM
Wow...that is a really pretty set. You certainly have been busy!
Thanks for sharing...
Rhonda

knitgal
04-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Just gorgeous! How nice of you to make two hats too- very thoughtful.