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Old 05-17-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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My best friend's older sister is going to be a first-time mommy in June... and she's having twins! So I had to knit two things for the babies. Since they're both girls, I decided to knit some girly sweaters:





Pattern: Abagail Sweater (Ravelry)
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (in Lime and Seaspray)
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm
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The buttons used are 7/8" genuine shell buttons by JHB. (I couldn't find this style on their website.) If I were to make this sweater again, I would use a different yarn. (Worsted weight yarn + small needles = thick & stiff baby sweater. I may still throw it in the wash and use fabric softener to loosen it up.) I would also consider creating a buttonhole instead of making the button loop closure.

I also have white Cotton-Ease in my stash that I'll use to create matching bonnets. D'aw! Babies
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Oh my gosh, those are so cute! Beautiful work and lovely colors. Lucky babies!
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So cute, doubled. So what would you use next time for the yarn and needles?
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Originally Posted by Puddinpop View Post
So cute, doubled. So what would you use next time for the yarn and needles?

I'm knitting a beret right now using Lion Brand Superwash Merino (DK weight) and it is nice. In the future, I would choose a similar yarn (DK or sport weight, washable) and appropriately sized needles.

...What I really should have done is just chosen a pattern that better suited the yarn I had on hand :P
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I love them, they're beautiful!
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Adorable sweaters, love the colors.
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How cute! Love them!!! Nicely done and love the colors....
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Adorable sweaters! Good job!



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omg soo cute now you have me thinking I may frog the sweater I'm working on for my (kinda) niece and switch to this one plus as a bonus it's kinda like my name...lol...how easy and fast was this to knit up?
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omg soo cute now you have me thinking I may frog the sweater I'm working on for my (kinda) niece and switch to this one plus as a bonus it's kinda like my name...lol...how easy and fast was this to knit up?

I knit the blue one over the course of two days. However, I was "power knitting" because the baby shower was in 4 days. On the second day, I learned that the baby shower had been moved to a date 2 weeks in the future... so I knit the green one with less fervor. (It took me about 4 days to knit the green cardigan.) It seems to me like a rather straightforward pattern and the lace portion is easy to memorize. The designer also writes that she did a single crochet border up along the front, around the neck, and down the other side of the front... but because I don't know how to crochet, I left that out. The edges look a little rough without this border but not awful. (If you crochet, I would recommend doing the border. If not, it's not a big deal.)

Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
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