Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FO: Baby Sophisticate sweater

Can you believe I already finished it???  Neither can I!!
I'm definitely a fan of knitting baby clothes.  This worked up so quickly!  The pattern is the Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down.  All my Ravelry notes are here.  I learned a ton of new things making this little sweater.  It is a seamless, top down design, and the sleeves are knit in the round.  I took Myrna's advice and knitted the sleeves using the 2 circular needle technique.  It worked really well!  I'm still a little scared of DPN's.  Also new to me was shaping with short rows and making buttonholes.  The cardigan fronts are knit with a slip stitch selvage, which you then pick up to knit the front band.  I'm so excited to have learned so much on one garment!  Although to be fair, since I know so little about knitting, there is still a lot to learn!
I hope it fits him when he arrives!
What do you think?
From the side?
It looks all right to me!
It feels to me like nothing is coming from my sewing room right now, but I have been hard at work, cutting out Halloween and Ren Fest costumes.  Mitch is taking the kids today so that I can spend the day sewing.  Isn't he a sweetheart?  Hopefully I'll have a costume or two to show you soon!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, that sweater looks so adorable on your tummy! Nice knitting, Katie!

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  2. Katie, you look terrific! And that little sweater is just the cutest. Enjoy your day of sewing!
    :)Deb M.

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  3. The sweater is adorable. Great job!

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  4. When does the Professor arrive? He'll be incredibly cute!

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  5. Of course you have finished it already! I wouldn't expect anything less than record time! It looks so adorable, so cute!

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  6. Oh I love it! You ARE super speedy! That is very sweet of your hubby to give you some uninterrupted sewing time.

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  7. The twead-y little professor look of it is SO adorable. It came out really cute.

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  8. Katie it looks amazing!!! So jealous of your skills. You really have picked it up and ran with it. The little one is going to look ADORABLE in it. Can't wait to see pictures of your precious gift wearing some of Mama's love...

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  9. That looks lovely, congratulations:)

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  10. Oh, so cute! I want to make one! :)

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  11. Beautiful beautiful! Love that oatmeal look. Looking forward to seeing the babe in it :)

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  12. I love it, it's beautiful! I am sure your little one will look gorgeous in it.

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  13. Soo cute!! Congrats on finishing... I'm really bad about finishing projects especially knitting ones. He's going to be so cute in that sweater!

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  14. Its adorable! Its going to look really cute with the silk bubble and corduroy pants.

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  15. You are on such a knitting roll. Really precious and I think it will be perfect for the little guy. :)

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