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Old 04-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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Baby Sweater
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.
-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. (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
The pattern is called Ruby and is from Bee's Knees Knits.
The body is knit with SandnesGarn sisu 4228.
The accessories are knit with Fortissima Colori Socka Color 9070.

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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That is so cute...I really like the colors! Sounds like you learned a lot while knitting it too...
Just one more row...

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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That is so cute!! Well done, beautiful colours..
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.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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Ahh, that is just adorable! What kind of yarn is it?

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:11 AM   #6
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That is just beautiful. What a lucky baby!
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:10 AM   #7
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it looks great...and I love the colors!

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Wow, you did a great job on that!!
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
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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!
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
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It's beautiful and the colours are lovely well done x
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