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MerigoldinWA
02-26-2009, 09:27 PM
From the looks of things I haven't been knitting lately (no projects), but I have. I attempted a Knitty Trellis sweater which I thought was nice until I tried to sew it together and the sleeves were twice as big as the hole they were supposed to go into (or vise versa). So I made a Trellis vest and jester hat (the sleeves) :lol: My bad I'm sure.

Then I knitted this little sweater of my own design. I was inspired by a top down yoked sweater with green grass and sheep, but didn't have any such colors so I made this.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Sweaters/smallSOTSfront.jpg

I made this one from the bottom up and about the only help I got from the inspiration sweater was that I used the number of stitches they had after the yoke as the cast on number, and the number of stitches for the sleeves I also used. Everything else is my own idea and ditching stitches as needed to get things to work.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Sweaters/smallSOTSback.jpg

I used corrugated ribbing and the fish (my mini chart) are stranded ( I didn't stretch the floats quite enough), and the boats are intarsia. I got a tiny boat chart from Jessica's stuff and made it still smaller. This is the first time I have actually used knitting backwards on a real project (I think). I used it so I could do the intarsia with the right side facing me all the time.

The yarn is some old Red Heart sport yarn (Patons Astra for the gold) I've had in my stash forever. I've already almost completed a little cousin to this one. This sailboat/fish one is 20 inches in the chest. 7 inches underarm length. I had fun making this and I'm happy with it despite the puckers.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Sweaters/SOTScloseup.jpg

Slim
02-26-2009, 09:39 PM
Oh my gosh, it is absolutely precious! You did a wonderful job. I'm so impressed with your design skills. Lovely, lovely work.

jcmom
02-26-2009, 10:22 PM
:yay: That is so cute. Nice job for a lucky recipient.

sue in canada
02-26-2009, 10:39 PM
That is really cute. You did a fantastic job.

GrandmaLori
02-27-2009, 12:55 AM
WOW I just LOOOOOOVE it.

Jan in CA
02-27-2009, 02:19 AM
That's an adorable sweater!

HollyP
02-27-2009, 02:19 AM
:yay:That's fabulous! I am amazed by your designing skills! Well done!

ritaw
02-27-2009, 02:31 AM
You are so clever ! My brain does not stretch that far lol :) It is really lovely ! Well done :)

Debkcs
02-27-2009, 04:44 AM
Most baby boy sweaters are kind of boring, but not yours, it sparkles! Love all the different types of knitting in it.

margz3
02-27-2009, 09:57 AM
WOW! It's perfect!!! What a beautiful design :thumbsup:

aprilbetty
02-27-2009, 10:03 AM
That sweater is so cute! I am always on the lookout for little boy sweaters, but have not had the courage to design my own. I now need size 4 - 6, for 4-year-olds.

AH1OZ
02-27-2009, 10:27 AM
very nice job

dustinac
02-27-2009, 10:47 AM
:inlove: very cute, great job!

WandaT
02-27-2009, 09:37 PM
Awwww, that is just too cute!

Wanda Witch
02-27-2009, 09:56 PM
That is so darling and for a lucky little boy. You did a marvelous job.

LadyFirelyght
02-27-2009, 11:29 PM
L.O.V.E.

Adorable!

valentina
03-01-2009, 06:55 AM
Another beautiful sweater! Great design! :yay:

ArtLady1981
03-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Well, this and the DUCKY SWEATER are simply marvelous!
You are a wonder woman! Way to go!!! Love them both!!! :heart:

GirlChris
03-12-2009, 11:14 AM
Sure looks cute, it is a very classic baby boy sweater, just adorable.

evona
03-12-2009, 01:03 PM
That sweater is too adorable!!!!

wezyus
03-13-2009, 03:06 AM
so cute n lovely colour ...thnks

KnittingNat
03-13-2009, 08:05 AM
It's absolutely lovely:heart::heart::heart:

MoniDew
03-13-2009, 04:28 PM
:heart: Ah-dorable!!:heart:

Jaxhil
03-16-2009, 06:56 AM
That is incredible, and you designed it yourself?? WOW! Great job!

And those fishies are just too cute. I want a fishie sweater :teehee:

dmknits
03-22-2009, 01:43 AM
Wow...great design! So cute!