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Diviknity
04-08-2008, 07:39 PM
This sweater was mailed off to my niece today. My husband and I chose the pattern and the yarn selection before she was born, not knowing the sex at the time.
Tidbits:
-I had meant to get most of this completed while on vacation last summer. My SiL was due at the end of August. I brought the yarn with me, but forgot the pattern. :pout: (I did get close to completing a second sock though...that's getting done next).
-My first time knitting a sweater, intarsia and an attached i-cord. Also my first time seaming together knit objects.
-I had to knit the back three times before I got the guage right. It hurt, but I recovered and the final product made it all worth the pain.
-The i-cord trim still isn't right. My first attempt left a very tiny peephole in the hood (I made it too tight). I loosened up on the second attempt and added in more stitches, but the face hole is still a little small. Also, the i-cord seems to be sitting on the inside of the hood and not looking like the nice trim like in the pattern picture. I didn't know how to fix it anymore and I ran out of time.
-The size is for a 0-6 month old baby and my niece is 7 months old. I hope she can wear it at least once :pray:
The pattern is called Ruby (http://holliyeoh.com/pattinfo1.html#ruby) and is from Bee's Knees Knits (http://holliyeoh.com/).
The body is knit with SandnesGarn sisu 4228.
The accessories are knit with Fortissima Colori Socka Color 9070.

Enjoy! cloud9

Knit4Fun
04-08-2008, 08:20 PM
That is so cute...I really like the colors! Sounds like you learned a lot while knitting it too...:hug:

scout52
04-08-2008, 08:40 PM
oh that is too cute. and this is hoping that she is for once on the smaller size for babies so she can wear it for at least a month.

shan
04-08-2008, 09:00 PM
That is so cute!! Well done, beautiful colours..:cheering:
I love the combination of the plain and pattern.
Hopefully baby gets a fair bit of wearing out of it.
That's a great learning exercise.

Jen17
04-08-2008, 09:50 PM
Ahh, that is just adorable! What kind of yarn is it?

Jen:knitting:

Newfygirl
04-09-2008, 07:11 AM
That is just beautiful. What a lucky baby!

dustinac
04-09-2008, 09:10 AM
:happydance: it looks great...and I love the colors!

Abbily
04-09-2008, 10:48 AM
Wow, you did a great job on that!!

McKnitty
04-09-2008, 11:40 AM
I agree with everyone - the colors are great. I really like that you went with bright colors instead of pastels. Babies deserve a variety of colors in their wardrobe!

GiddyKnitter
04-09-2008, 12:37 PM
It's beautiful and the colours are lovely well done x

Debkcs
04-09-2008, 12:53 PM
Very pretty, maybe they'll have another little one soon.:wink:

KnittingNat
04-09-2008, 02:10 PM
It's wonderful! I really like the yarn choice, puts self-striping yarn into a new dimension :inlove:

MerigoldinWA
04-09-2008, 02:22 PM
Nice choice of colors. They do work for a boy or a girl. It sounds like you had a real struggle with this piece, but it turned out very well. I can't tell the size, but I hope it fits too. Babies come in all sizes, some may have outgrown 0-3 sizes before they are born, and outgrow small sizes before you know it. Others grow more slowly and start out small and could wear 0-6 months for a long time. I just picked out a little dress at Wal-Mart for my DGD who just turned 6 months. I got the 3-6 month size because the 6-9 looked like it would be huge on her. IOW sizes don't mean much. We'll just hope for the best.

mare-nitt
04-09-2008, 05:27 PM
I love it, that is a cute sweater.

tootie44
04-09-2008, 05:39 PM
That is absolutely adorable! The colors are great!

Jaxhil
04-09-2008, 06:07 PM
That is ADORABLE. I love the colors! Hopefully it came out a bit big and she can wear it *more* than once!

ArtLady1981
04-09-2008, 09:33 PM
Oooooh WOW! What a gorgeous work of art! Oh my! I just LOVE it! I love red, and all the primary colors! Great work!!!

Gspice
04-11-2008, 04:36 PM
That is really adoreable. You did a great job.

knit2btied
04-11-2008, 09:26 PM
It's just darling! I love it!

Indygirl
04-11-2008, 10:24 PM
Love the sweater! Nice work. Great colors too :yay:

New Girl
04-12-2008, 06:29 AM
The struggle was well worth it! The sweater is absolutely darling! I love the color!!! What type of yarn did you use? :cheering:

walmin22
04-12-2008, 08:33 AM
Like everyone above, I love the sweater! The colors are great!

Diviknity
04-13-2008, 03:40 AM
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. My SiL called two days after I sent it to thank us for it. I still haven't heard if it fits or not, although I think it will. My 3 month old daughter, whose leg you can see in the bottom left corner of the first pic (and her blanket in the top right corner), is almost the same size as a 6 month old and it fit her with room to grow. She keeps me busy, which is why I haven't been able to come back here to make a post until now.

I'll update my original post with the yarn selections, but will also post it here.

The body is knit with SandnesGarn sisu 4228.
The accessories are knit with Fortissima Colori Socka Color 9070.

I'll keep you posted when I find out how it fits and hopefully they'll send me a picture of her wearing the sweater.

(On a side note, I am unknitting that sock I mentioned because I have an extra stitch in it somehow. Hiding it with a k2tog isn't working for me because of the pattern, so tink tink tink go my needles yet again).

annikah
04-13-2008, 09:34 AM
that's adorable! beautiful colors to!

Cynamar
04-13-2008, 11:19 AM
Adorable! Love it! I really like it for a girl but it coud have gone either way. Ya done good.