Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Harvey Kimono

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Pattern Book: Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby
Needles: U.S. sizes 4 and 5 straight
Size: 6 months

This sweater comes in two versions. This is the boy's version. The girl's version has a very pretty picot edge.

This cute little sweater is knitted in five pieces: two fronts, one back and two sleeves. That means, of course, that there is some seaming to do.

Stitches are picked up along the neck opening to knit the garter stitch trim. I blindly followed the pattern and picked up the number of stitches instructed. Even as I was in the process of doing this, I knew I needed to pick up more stitches for a nicer join, but I didn't. I plowed ahead and when I was finished, I didn't have the heart to rip it out and start over. I filled in the holes as best as possible.

I would love to make this sweater in a natural fiber yarn. Does that mean I'm becoming a yarn snob? I think it might.

15 comments:

  1. Tracy, this is one adorable little sweater! Can't you just imagine a little one looking all sweet and cozy in this lovingly created little wrap. Wonderful job. The garter stitch edging looks so sweet.

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  2. This is adorable!!!! Love it!

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  3. It looks beautiful, Tracey. I think you did a wonderful job.

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  4. No you aren't a yarn snob for wanting to knit in a different yarn. The sweater is adorable.

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  5. Awwww . . . Now I need to buy this book too! :-)

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  6. Oh my gosh that is soooo cute!

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  7. Beautiful sweater Tracey! I love that shade of blue and that's a great pattern.

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  8. I guess it all depends on how you choose to define "yarn snob." In my book, wanting nice, expensive yarn does not make you a snob. If so, then I am in trouble! Looking down on others who like to use the yarn you don't like would in my opinion, make you a snob.

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  9. Looks like a lot of hard work :). Lovely shade of blue for the sweater too.

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  10. This is so sweet! It's hard to find great little boy patterns. I use Softee Baby a lot, but I like natural fibers, too. Just makes us diverse knitters, not snobs. :o)

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  11. That is such a cute sweater! Good job. Ditto on what busyhsmom said. :)

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  12. Your work is always WONDERFUL! And, I like the new background for the blog!

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  13. It is adorable! Your finishing is superb! I need to get that book!

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  14. Luckily, my library has a copy of that book, because now I have to see it. It's checked out, but I think I can wait.

    And maybe you are a bit of a yarn snob. It's okay.

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  15. That is adorable - and very natural ;)

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy