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Old 06-04-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Licorice Cardi for Baby Girl
This is my latest creation. Someone asked me to make a sweater to go with a pair of baby booties that were pink, white, and black. I shopped for yarn to match what they were made of at Jo-Ann's Fabrics and the only yarn I could find that had both a black and a white was RH Soft. I first got something else for the pink; it was a very light color and when I tried to use it you couldn't tell it from the white. So this pink is the stuff DH and I "made" by splitting a strand of a light weight pink and putting the split strand with a whole strand. It was an unknown brand from my stash.

Here's the picture.

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I designed it myself, and there is room for improvement, but I like it. It reminded me of pink, white and black licorice candies I've had all the while I was working on it.

There was no sewing. Made bottom up in one piece to the armholes, divided and worked to shoulders. 3-needle BO for shoulder seams and I picked up stitches at the shoulders and worked on DPNs, down for the sleeves. Wide cuffs that can be turned up. Button bands and collar picked up and knitted on. Crochet trim on the collar.

It turned out to be about 23 inches around and I'm calling it a one year size. She wanted a 6-9 month size. What does that mean anyway. They can start wearing it at 6 months, but it is too big and then they outgrow it at 9 months? I tried, but this is what happened. Oh, well, I think it will fit sometime next winter.
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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How cute. You are right, it is just like a Bassett’s Licorice Allsort from UK
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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so cute
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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That is just adorable! I love it!
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:16 PM   #5
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Oh that is sooooo cute!! i love the colors.
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Adorable and really great job on your own pattern.

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Old 06-04-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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That is just adorable! You did a wonderful job. Love your design.
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Thank you ladies for the comments!

Sue in Canada, I even Googled pink, white, black licorice and although I found an all licorice site that was very interesting, I didn't find the candies I had remembered. I'll have to look for the Bassetts and see if they are the ones I remember. This is making my mouth water, just thinking about them. That could be because it is 3:30 and I have been dinking around on the computer instead of taking time to eat. LOL
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Oh I am so jealous that you came up with that and I didn't! What a beautiful sweater, and the colors are just right for a baby girl. I can't imagine the time it took to take apart the yarn and twist it back together.

You should copywright the pattern and sell it.
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Wow!! Fantastic job and it's just adorable!
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