Monday, September 10, 2007

Baby Bolero

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Book: One Skein by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Color: Strawberry Cream
Needles: US 8 and 9
Size: Newborn

Believe it or not, I was in need of another gift for a baby girl to be born next month. There always seems to be someone having a baby around here. At this point everyone is expecting me to include a hand knitted item as part of their gift. Who am I to disappoint them?

This little bolero was quick to make and fun too. The body is knitted in one piece from the bottom up starting with a provisional cast-on. The sleeves are knitted separately. To finish, seams must be sewn on the shoulders, armholes and sleeves. The ribbed band is knitted on by placing the live cast-on stitches on a circular needle and picking up stitches all around. An optional eyelet motif adds an element of design to the back of this simple jacket.

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My edition of One Skein was published with a mistake in the pattern. You can find a list of corrections here.

12 comments:

  1. How cute! I love the color, and the length will be great for a little one. I'll need to keep that pattern in mind! :)

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  2. Oh now that is too cute. It is perfect for a sweet little girl. What a great idea starter better yet I'll have to get the book. (one cannot have enough pattern books)

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  3. So cute and I love the little eyelet detailing!

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  4. Very cute! I made one last year and it was a real quick knit. Maybe I'll try some cotton next time.

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  5. Very sweet!
    I have that book but I haven't tried that pattern yet.

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  6. My goodness! So if you are knitting everyone there a baby gift, when my son and his wife finally have a baby, do I get to place an order?? lol!

    Hit a snag with my sock. I wanted the strips to match but I didn't roll out half the ball and now I have had to order another skein. I have no idea how long it will take but the first sock looks really good! So posting about the set will be a bit delayed.

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  7. That is adorable! Good job.

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  8. It's beautiful. I have that book, too, though the provisional cast on always scares me. Ugh.

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  9. That is very sweet ;o)

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  10. Very pretty and girly!! I know what you mean about lots of babies -- I know at least 6 moms who are expecting and expecting handknit items ;-)

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  11. I have that book, too, but i've never tried the provisional cast-on. Your lovely results inspire me to give it a try!

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  12. Very sweet! I'm knitting another sweater else in the new purple Cotton Ease--now I know what to knit with the ball or two I'll have left over. :-)

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~Tracy