Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Baby Sweater

A friend of mine had a baby boy back in August. Once we knew it was a boy, I could make him a little sweater.

I almost used the scraps from Pablo to make him a stripey sweater, when I realized that making a wool sweater for a baby is just plain ridiculous. Hand wash? Lay flat to dry? Haha, babies get things dirty. Mommies have no time for such delicacies.

I found some fantastic machine washable acrylic at the store. The color thrilled me the moment I saw it.

It didn't occur to me until the sweater was finished that perhaps others aren't quite as excited by obnoxious colors as I am. But this particular friend has a funky, outgoing sense of style, so I hoped she'd like "Mustard Yellow" as much as I did when I chose it.

The resulting sweater is adorable, I think. The pattern didn't thrill me - too many little glitches and the seams don't line up as nicely as I'd like. But it'll look really cute of my friend's new little man, and should keep him toasty warm this winter.

Pattern: Heirloom Cables Baby Sweater by Lionbrand Yarns
Yarn: Vanna's Choice in Mustard
Needle: size 6 and 8 straights - altered slightly to achieve a smaller sweater, as the smallest size available was 12 months.


Anke said...

I love the sweater and the color! It looks great and I bet your friend will be thrilled. I don't know if it's a "German thing", but in Germany people aren't as much into the whole pink and blue thing as they are here. I've always been more into the funky colors as well...

Wendy said...

This is really beautiful! There's so much going on with the cabling and all that (don't know all the knitting lingo). It's really nice - you're so skilled at this!