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On the needles

WIP: Baby Boatneck Sweater

A slow day at work recently saw me flipping through the knitting books that were out on the table.  I do that often, looking for projects to daydream about.  I have my eye on a few, most notably the lacy skirt from Knitting in the Sun, but even with my shop discount, I still have a hard time spending the money required for large scale handknits.

But that particular day I stumbled across something that looked simple enough for a relative newbie like myself to handle, and small enough not to break the bank with the cost of the yarn:

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It’s the Boatneck Sweater from Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss.  It calls for Cashmerino Aran, which I found in the shop (and which feels, oh! so soft and nice).  I like the mustard color – it’s unisex without being as overdone for babies as pastel yellow, or pale green is.  There’s a new nephew in my future, expected in late autumn, but this color ought to work even if he turns out to be a she (ultrasounds have been wrong before!)

Sweater in progress

It isn’t finished yet.  All of the knitting is done, but I still need to sew the pieces together.  I’m a little intimidated by that step, not being the neatest or most patient hand-sewer, but hopefully I won’t mess it up – I’ve gotten this far without any major yarn-related catastrophes!

I’ll be back to show and tell soon, when it’s all stitched together, and hanging sweetly from a padded hanger, waiting for the little guy to need it 🙂

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5 thoughts on “On the needles

  1. The yarn looks so yummy on the needle.
    And what a great color!

    1. It really is yummy to knit with. I still have most of a skein left. I’m wondering if there’s anything I can make myself with such a small amount, or if I should just do a baby hat to go with the sweater.

  2. Mattress stitch is yummy for seaming! Knitty has a great feature on how to do it… 🙂

    Best of luck!!

    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

    1. Thanks for the link. That ought to be helpful!

  3. Well done. Pretty stitch.

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