Thursday, December 20, 2012

February Baby Sweater

Until recently, I have not blogged in a very long time, mostly because I had not been knitting much at all.  But now that I have twins on the way very soon, I have been on a mission to finish old projects and get some items done for them.  This will be for Baby Girl (We are having a boy and girl).

Pattern: Baby Sweater on Two Needles from Elizabeth Zimmerman's
Knitter's Almanac

Needles: I wrote down US 2.5, but I think I actually used closer to a US 5 but I can't remember for sure.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport colorway Grass
: December 18, 2010
16, 2012

 I used modifications made by PAKnitWit as described here. Namely:
-Widening the neck hole by Casting on 62 stitches.
-Work 8 rows in garter stitch. 
-Work the first increase round as follows: K7, (M1, K6) 8 times, M1, K7 (71 sts)
-I also Slipped the first stitch of each row for a neater edge and only worked 3 buttonholes, as many other have.

Blocking really gave some shape to this sweater and I am pleased with the results.  And as always I love working with Shine Sport.  It is just so soft and has such a nice drape!


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SJ said...

Congratulations on the babies! How exciting! Before my daughter was born (and I can't remember if it was before or after we found out it was a girl), I knit a version of this subbing in stockinette for the gull lace. You could do the same and have coordinating sweaters for the twins!

Rachel said...

That's a great idea to make it a less girly sweater. I am not sure if I have enough of the same yarn left to do a matching one for baby boy, but I may use the stockinette stitch idea in the future as I love this pattern!