Posts Tagged ‘sweater’

Well, hello! How is everyone? As you may have guessed, things have been pretty crazy around here. It’s hard to believe that it has been months since I’ve last posted…to say that I’ve missed being a part of the knitting community is a huge understatement. It feels good to be back.

My dear readers, we have quite a bit to catch up on, so I will start with this sweet little baby sweater:

I mean, how cute is this? This sweet grandpa-sweater was gifted to a lovely co-worker of mine expecting her first little boy. The yarn is a heathered cotton-wool, which will be the perfect weight for those first damp, chilly weeks of spring. I was a sucker for the garter-stitch shawl collar:

And the cozy, garter-stitch cuffs:

While in my local knitting store, I happened upon the cutest little wooden twig buttons. They add a charmingly-rustic touch, don’t you think?

Here are the details:

  • Pattern: Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
  • Yarn: Coast by Tahki Yarns in #005 Fog (2 skeins)
  • Needles: Size US 7 needles, 24″ circulars and set of 4 dpns.

This knit up very quickly, over the course of a few wintry afternoons. It’s the perfect little boy sweater.

{Thanks to Alana for the sweet inspiration!}

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For Valentine’s Day, my hubby surprised me with the book Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael.  The photos are so chic, that it was difficult to decide which project to knit up first!  I decided on the Lace Camisole, also known as the Krista Sweater on Ravelry.

lace camisole

This project was a challenge for me because it was my first time knitting both an adult garment as well as a lace pattern.  Well, it finally came off the needles this past week, and I am quite pleased with the results:

Lace Camisole

I added an inch to the length since I prefer things a bit longer but that is the only liberty I took with the pattern.  Here is a close-up of the bodice:


Here are the details:

Pattern: Lace Camisole from Knitting Lingerie Style

Needles: Sizes 5 and 7 US

Yarn: Cascade Sierra in Ivory

Happy knitting! Jennifer

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