Tuesday, February 06, 2007

First sweater

Not the first sweater that I've made, but my first sweater for our little girl. Knitted in just 3 days but with a lot of love!

Pattern: Pie by Berrocco, 0-3 month size
Yarn: Manos Cotton Stria, 2 skeins and a small bit of a third
Needles: KnitPicks Options, size 5 US

I like the finished product, but perhaps next time I wouldn't use the same yarn. The Cotton Stria knitted in garter stitch is very soft but difficult to seam. Also, I had wanted to do a little embroidery around the neckline but after 45 minutes and 3 restarts, I decided that it just wasn't going to happen!

I love the kimono style garment for infants and want to make another one, but I think I'll spend some time trying to find a pattern that doesn't have quite so many pieces to it. I'm sure that I can find one that has the body of the sweater knit in one piece rather than three.

Last night I finished the Clapotis that I started just a couple of weeks ago. This sure was a quick and easy knit even though I was working with silk which insisted on splitting constantly and refusing to drop easily. (I'm not bitter, though.)

While working the decrease section I started really thinking about this project. As much as I love the look of the silk yarn and the the drape that it produces and the wonderful shaping of the scarf.... I really don't think that this particular scarf is going to work for me. After all, I have a 3 year old and will soon have an infant and for the next few years having clothes and accessories that are easily cleaned is going to be essential to survival. I'd love to make the Clapotis again but maybe I'll make it for myself in a Superwash. In the meantime, I have an idea of what I'll be doing with this one!


Zarah said...

Mason-Dixon Knitting has a one-piece baby kimono pattern in it. You still have to seam the sides and arms together, though.

Anonymous said...

The sweater is adorable!

Tammy said...

Very cute! And I like your new blog layout, too!