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Old 08-08-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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New baby sweater I designed
Here is the new baby sweater I designed and knit. I just finished it last night. I started with the idea of making a sweater with a cable around the body and wanting to do it in one piece with a yoke. I picked out this cable from one of the Harmony stitch guides. It turns out that a cable wants to curl some so I tired to remedy that a bit by adding a couple of rows of crochet at the bottom.

I decided to add some more bobbles to the yoke and did some multicolor corrugated ribbing at cuffs and neck. I tried not to go too far with embellishments. But I can always think of one more thing to do.

I didn't have any buttons that would go, and just to find a Wal-Mart I have to travel 35 miles, much of anything else is 75 miles away. So I got the idea to add crocheted buttons to match the bobbles. I think it works.

The gray is really a bit darker and slightly heathered, the blue is a bit more teal and darker, the orange is very bright, but a little darker than it looks. Yarn is acrylic, Patons Astra, a sport weight yarn.

I think the hippie in me shows a little here. What do you think? The sweater is about a 6 month size.

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Here is the back.

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If anybody wants to see any details of how I attached the buttons or close ups of cable, or cuffs you can go here and look at more pictures.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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I love it! Are you going to share or sell the pattern for it?
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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Oh Meri,

You have done it again! How wonderful, what mama wouldn't want this little sweater. You really had fun with this one...

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Old 08-08-2007, 10:04 PM   #4
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:48 AM   #5
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Ahhhhhh, it's too cute!! lol I love the bright colors and detailing on the ends of the sleeves - very clever!
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:01 AM   #6
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:30 AM   #7
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Wow! It's so bright and pretty, and I love the cable detail. Yes, your hip roots are showing, but that's a good thing. Love it!
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:50 AM   #8
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Slim is right..I see a 70's child in there somewhere..if not chronologically..in spirit! That is great..a real celebration burst I'll buy a pattern if I can get it online!
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:15 AM   #9
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This is one of the most beautiful and "hip" little sweaters I've ever seen. Looks like it was a doozy to do (but that is from someone who hasn't learned much more than a stockingnette stitch thus far - LOL). Absolutely GORGEOUS design and the colors are way too cool! I want one for ME!

You are a true artist and this work of art is beautiful. Congratulations on completing this and thank you for sharing the pix of it with us.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:57 PM   #10
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That's fabulous!
I love your creativity.
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