12.09.2013

Look At Me, Making Seasonally Appropriate Clothes!


I know that 20 degrees isn't cold for many of people, but you should know that Seattle is notorious for being full of weather-wimps which means that there's been a whole lot of complaining about how freaking cold it's been around here lately.  One upside to freezing weather though is that it sure does make you appreciate all your woolens.  And look, O, has a new one!


After a couple weeks of knitting a little bit here and a little bit there, her new sweater is done.  It's a simple top-down stockinette stitch sweater with a cable running down each the sleeve (the cable is Frosted Edge from Vogue Stitchionary 2 for anyone interested).  And as usual, I used Barbara Walker's fabulous Knitting From the Top to guide me along the way.


I contemplated continuing the cable down the sides of the sweater too, but in the end I chose to keep the body super-simple.  I'm usually not a huge fan of ribbed cuffs and bottoms but they seem to be pretty practical on children's garments so I finished both with some simple 2 x 2 ribbing.


The yarn is Jaeger Extra Fine Merino and I think I bought it way back in the day when it was being discontinued (or maybe just this color was being discontinued?  I can't remember).  In any case, I bought enough at the time to make myself a sweater but that plan was obviously tossed somewhere along the way in favor of Plan B - making O a sweater.  Fortunately, Plan B worked out pretty well, if I do say so myself because how much does O love her new sweater?


This much.

14 comments:

  1. Love the sweater. I am so bad at knitting, it would have taken me for ever! :) When did Miss.O become so big? :)

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  2. This is a gorgeous sweater! I am trying to learn to knit but it's a slow process fore me at 40. To be honest my 11 years old daughter is doing better than I am. She can now knit a scarf while watching tv. I feel inspired by your sweaters so I am going to try harder. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Yay for new woollies to keep you warm :o)

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  4. 20 degrees is freaking cold for this Florida girl!

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  5. Wow gorgeous! What a lucky girl. And congratulations on your seasonal in sync crafting.

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  6. That is adorable. Almost makes me want tho pick up the knitting needle again. I'm going to have to look for that book you keep referring to.

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  7. OMG, when did our children get so grown up? I remember when O and Joe were chubby little toddlers!

    Okay, sorry 'bout that. The sweater is fantastic! And I'm sure it's wonderfully warm. We are even bigger wimps down here in CA. That goes without saying, right?

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  8. Beautiful! Love the hat, too. It's 82 degrees in Florida this week, so I wouldn't mind some seasonally appropriate weather so I could wear my hand-knits, too!

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  9. wow, this is amazing! i am pretty much in awe of knitting. i have tried crocheting and learned how addictive it can be. but i found knitting to be a lot more difficult. i crocheted a diaper cover once and it was just ridiculous looking. it was wonky and didn't fit. that's pretty much when i gave it up. so when i see something like this sweater, all i can think is - i can't believe she made that! it's so awesome and looks really hard! it's gorgeous, too! i love the bright color. just right for winter!

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  10. Yes, we are wimps, but it has been so cold!! Now if only it would snow.... I love the simplicity of this sweater. I need to get my needles out again soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. i love how this is a simple and easy knit for you! HA! awe-inspiring to me! it's adorable and O looks super cozy!

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  12. It's so good! So good. I was so proud of the one sweater I ever knit. I'm so rusty now that I failed on a simple beanie!

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  13. Gorgeous.
    Add me to the list of admiring non-knitters.

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  14. Such a lovely looking, cosy jumper!

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