A stitch in time...thoughts from an addicted knitter.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Kyle's First Handknit Sweater

I've been meaning to post about this for weeks now, but I'm finding that getting things done with an infant in the house can be challenging.

Anyhow, while I was pregnant with Kyle I knit him a pullover sweater. The pattern is the Children's Placket-Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport. It's a 100% Superwash Wool and I used the Georgetown (152) color. About half-way through the project I found out that there was a pattern correction on the designers website, so I fudged my way through the original and corrected version of the pattern. But it was still a really easy knit and other then the pooling on the sleeves (which was the same on each sleeve, just reversed) I'm really happy with it.

We Put Kyle in it on the ride home from the hospital as he was born in January and it was a little cold that day. The sweater was too big for him then and I didn't get any great photos because I was still trying to figure out how to hold him much less take an unblurry, detail shot of a sweater he was wearing! Skip ahead to mid-April when we had a couple of chilly days and I got my opportunity to try it on him again.

It barely fit him! I couldn't believe how much he had grown in such a short time. Not to mention how big his belly was. Maybe horizontal stripes aren't a good look for him. :)

~ Christina


Anonymous mel said...

What a cutie! He looks awesome in his sweater. :) We've got to get the boys together for a play date one of these days.

11:19 AM

Blogger Wiz Knitter said...

Precious cute! Funny, Mary just knitted someone that same pattern. I've always liked that one, and it looks good in the variegated yarns.

4:52 PM

Blogger designs said...

You crack me up!! I can't wait to meet him and see you again.. We can trade baby stories.. at least yours isn't 80lbs with big teeth and a tail!

2:28 PM

Blogger spinnity said...

I'm so behind the times - I just found your Kyle baby sweater photos! I really liked this pattern when I made it in Shark! yarn from Claudia. My pooling was totally different. I'm so glad you snapped a photo of cutie Kyle in this sweater before he got too big for it!

9:09 AM


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