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Shandeh
12-01-2008, 02:24 PM
I've been working on this cotton baby top since August, and was so pleased to finish it this weekend! :)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/3069303193_5b03ea45df.jpg

I used a pattern from a Bear Brand Baby Book from the 1950's.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/3048316150_be68c33f3d.jpg

The cotton yarn came from an old knitting kit I bought on eBay. It's called "Cotton Carole" by Jessan.
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I really like the look of the fabric made with that yarn. The stitch was 1 x 1 ribbing throughout.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/3048340684_253d4a7c77_o.jpg

When I finished the top, it looked kind of empty without any decoration
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/3069302559_96c223429c.jpg

So, I embroidered a little flower on the front, using some linen embroidery thread.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/3070183200_60e359ff43.jpg

evona
12-01-2008, 02:27 PM
What an adorable top!!! I like the texture.

LadyFirelyght
12-01-2008, 03:37 PM
Simple, but very cute!

Jan in CA
12-01-2008, 03:42 PM
That is so cute! It's perfect for that yarn!

margz3
12-01-2008, 05:43 PM
very cute - I love your embellishment!

Mystery_Gyrl
12-01-2008, 05:52 PM
Sweet, the embroidered flower is just the right touch.
Katrina

Shandeh
12-01-2008, 08:50 PM
What an adorable top!!! I like the texture.
Thanks! I love the texture also. The yarn is an interesting thick & thin spin (mostly thin). It was fun to knit, and felt wonderful flowing through my fingers. Each row added a teeny bit to the length, because the yarn was so thin. But, I just love the finished fabric!

Simple, but very cute!
I'm hoping that simple is what the baby's parents want. I wish I had been able to knit when my boys were little. I would definitely have made a top like this for them. (with a different embellishment, of course!) :teehee:

That is so cute! It's perfect for that yarn!
Thanks Jan! When I got that yarn, I couldn't decide what I would make with it. Then, when I looked through that vintage pattern book, I glanced over and saw that yarn...BINGO! :thumbsup:

very cute - I love your embellishment!
Sweet, the embroidered flower is just the right touch.
Thank you! I've been doing embroidery since I was a young girl. I think it's best to do a small bit of embroidery, to keep it looking clean and bright. I considered doing a blanket stitch all along the edges, but decided that would not look right. I'm very happy with the little blossom. :heart:

mhansen
12-01-2008, 09:17 PM
Very cute and I really like the color.

ArtLady1981
12-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Wonderful work! I simply ADORE IT!!!!

Shandeh
12-01-2008, 10:40 PM
Very cute and I really like the color.
I just love knitting with natural colored yarn. It's MUCH softer than dyed yarn. I'm going to miss knitting that little top.

Wonderful work! I simply ADORE IT!!!!
cloud9 Thanks Dollyce!

newamy
12-02-2008, 01:46 AM
Cuteness!

dustinac
12-02-2008, 10:58 AM
Very cute!! :happydance:

WandaT
12-02-2008, 06:20 PM
What a perfect match the pattern and yarn are! Gorgeous!!

Tamar Dohel
12-03-2008, 04:08 AM
Well done!

Quick and simple - just my sort of project. The little flower is brilliant!

I'm not sure if you'd have had much time to knit when your boys were younger if you knew how to then. Mind you, I did manage to knit a little bit for my daughter.

Tamar

Slim
12-03-2008, 08:08 AM
Very pretty and sweet! Nice work.

ritaw
12-03-2008, 08:26 AM
Pure and Simple . I love it :)

Shandeh
12-04-2008, 01:55 AM
Thank you all so much!
And Tamar....you're right. I would NOT have had time to knit a single thing for them. :teehee: I did manage to crochet a baby bag for my youngest, but he outgrew it the first week. :roll:

MerigoldinWA
12-04-2008, 04:14 AM
Oooo, nice! That will be very comfortable for a baby to wear.

GrandmaLori
12-04-2008, 11:22 AM
Very nice project. That old pattern book looks intriguing too.

Shandeh
12-04-2008, 11:33 AM
:hug:

GrandmaLori, I LOVE that book. It is filled to the brim with lots of knitting patterns. I have a lot of vintage knitting books, and am always amazed at how many patterns are in them.