Archive for May, 2013
I’m proud to introduce a pattern I’ve been working on for some time! The Sweetling Sweater!
It went on the needles back in October! And now it’s done and ready for you to make for some little darling in your life! It’s knit in pieces and seamed together. This was one of my first seaming projects and I had a blast! Look up the mattress stitch. Super easy!
The texture pattern was lots of fun to play with. A bit of a riff off the double moss stitch with some fun twists, It kept my attention and made for a really interesting final product.
And the photo session was a blast! Nothing more fun than chasing a 10 month old around with a camera. 🙂
And….. what fun would a new pattern be without a FREE givaway! Post the ravelry link to this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweetling-sweater) on your favorite social media site, and comment on this post telling me that you did, with your ravelry ID, and you’ll be entered to win! It’s that simple! I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday…. so hurry!
Also, if I get more than 50 comments, I just might give away more than one pattern! Spread the word. 🙂
This darling sweater is an interesting but quick knit. Most of the detail is found in a simple textured pattern on the yoke, while the arms and body are all simple stockinette. The style is feminine and functional, pairing well with any outfit, but also something you can quickly throw on your little one when going for a walk in spring or fall. This is a fabulous baby shower gift or the perfect project for mom as she waits for her new little one. It was designed for, modeled by, and named after my daughter, whose daddy calls her “sweetling”.
Gauge – 22 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm, worked in stockinette with yarn held double, on US5/3.75mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizes – Newborn (3 month, 6 month) (12 month, 18 month, 24 month)
Chest Size of Finished Garment – 15.5 (17, 18) (19.5, 21, 22.5) inches or 39.5 (43, 45.5) (49.5, 53.5, 57) cm
- Yarn: 620 (720, 800) (940, 1100, 1240)yds/566 (620, 732) (860, 1006, 1134)m of sock/fingering weight yarn (100% Superwash Merino) by your favorite indie dyer.
Note: Sample is Knit up in LusterSoft by Expression Fiber Arts – 369yds (337m)/100g ; Colorway: Crown Jewels.
- Needles: Size 5 US/3.75mm 32” circular needle, Size 3/3.25mm 32” circular needle.
- Notions: (10) Removable stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle for seaming, (5) buttons.