Monday, August 11, 2008

gwen. in green.

It is a simple A-line baby sweater.  All in stockinette.  On size *8* needles. I am in love.
I cast on for this last Monday. I finished it on Saturday.  And blocked it on Sunday.   Truly one of the most rewarding little sweaters I have ever made.  I also think that A-line cut is so cute. So cute that I wish it came in adult sizes.  I'll just have to see what I can do about that.
The skinny:
Yarn:  I chose Rialto Aran.  Instead of the Cashmerino Aran. (I thought the color choices that my yarn store had in stock were better for a baby.)
Size:  12-18 months
Needles:  size 8 circular (I also did the neck on 8's instead of the recommended 7's.)
For:  A friend who had a baby last August.  Better late than never.  
Next up.  Gwen.  In purple.

69 comments:

MadMad said...

Oh, it looks gorgeous - and I bet your friend will be psyched to get something that pretty now, when the baby is past the spitting up stage!

Kim said...

I absolutely LOVE this little sweater!! I just may have to buy this pattern and give it a try myself. :)

Tanya said...

This sweater is gorgeous, Leslie! Those buttons are perfect for it too.

Tanya

lucky knitter said...

The sweater is beautiful. I love the buttons and the contrast finish work. Nice job!

Jodi said...

Just lovely! The color combo is very refreshing -- reminds me of the forest.

kim said...

Gwen is adorable! And I just love working with the DB Aran. It's very spoingy and just a pleasure! The buttons are great; I'm sure that little girl will be very stylish.

Sandy said...

lucky friend, and even luckier baby. I love the colour, and the contrast banding too.

Kathy said...

It's adorable!

APA said...

Beautiful...wonderful cut, fabulous colors & the perfect buttons.

Jane said...

You can't beat Debbie's patterns for baby gifts! Everything she has is adorable! This is beautiful and I'm sure the baby will look great in it!

Kirsten said...

Adorable sweater!

TLC said...

Sweet little sweater! I love the buttons and the color you chose.

emily said...

if you turn this pattern into an adult size, i will cast on for it immediately!

Regina said...

What a lovely sweater!

i_am_4given said...

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are so talented!!

Blessings,
Ronnie

Peggy said...

Love this sweater! So not baby-ish. An adult size would be so fun to make and wear!! As always, nice job.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh, wow. That is beyond adorable, Leslie. Your friend will love it. And it's not too late. It's right on time :o)

Windy Knitty said...

So cute! Perfect for a stylish baby:)

Gigi said...

Oh, oh, oh, love that! I have noticed the a-line making a come back and it always reminds me of pictures of my older sister as a toddler. She had some of the cutest sweaters that shape. Cannot wait to see the next one. =-)

affectioknit said...

That is so cute!

nicole said...

So adorable! Can't wait to see the purple version!

kerstin said...

I love the a-line, too. Beautiful choice of buttons!

Linda said...

Oh my Goodness that is Gorgeous!!!!!! WOW!

Sarah Jackson said...

That is so beautiful. I love the shape and the color choices. Just perfect.

sheepish one said...

super sweetness!

PrincessPea said...

So pretty! I can absolutely see it as an adult cardigan!

Becky said...

The sweater is gorgeous. I want the adult version in the very same colors!

Ella said...

Oooo - want! Debbie Bliss has such great baby patterns. I love the colors too - soft and yummy. This is totally going in my queue for the new niece!

Kara said...

Too cute! I love the idea of making it adult size.

TLCknits said...

Perfectly adorable!

Philigry said...

oh beautiful! You seams look great too! I have so much trouble with the sleeves, they never seem to line up right.

Kristy said...

It's really sweet. You're right-- it would look good as an adult sweater too!

Betsy said...

Leslie, that sweater is truly lovely! And I couldn't agree more about adult sizes--too cute!

Seanna Lea said...

Very cute! There is something about the simple lines that will let the baby cuteness show right through.

My Love is..... said...

gorgeous. well done!!

Rainy said...

It just shocks me that someone can really do this quality of knitting. I seriously don't know anyone that has mastered anything beyond hats, scarves, maybe socks. It is beautiful!

amandajean said...

beautiful and simple. it's wonderful! I would also like one in my size. how cute would that be??

Emma said...

It is super-cute. Great color choice, too.

Knitterella said...

That is adorable! Just love it!

zebraknits said...

Refreshing sweater!And quick to knit too!

Kaet said...

totally cute of course! i like that you are making it in greens and purples...not the expected baby colors!

Valerie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple accents. Can't wait to see the purple gwen. Keep up the great and inspiring work.

tiennie said...

This is adorable!

Denise said...

That looks adorable. I love Debbie Bliss yarn. Can't wait to see the purple, what color trim will you do?
oh, and I'm back from England :-) We had a great time.

house on hill road said...

omg - so cute, leslie!
when i saw the photo on flickr with you casting on, i thought it was rialto, but then doubted myself. but hey, i really did know! ha! i love that yarn - it's so squishy.

2monkeys_mom said...

How lovely that is! Will the purple one have black trim too? Great buttons. :^)

robyn said...

gorgeous!

and cant wait to see the purple

opportunityknits said...

Love your new blog header photo, simple and oh so sweet! The baby cardi looks so pretty - I love A line cardis too.

bizzy mommy said...

such a wonderful knit, really great! and that purple looks yummy too!

Annie said...

It's darling! I can already envision the photoshoot with it on the baby.

Alisha said...

That is beautiful.

raining sheep said...

Very pretty. Can't believe you knit that fast! I love the fact that you made it green. It is great to see little ones in something else besides the pink and blue or yellow :)

amanda said...

Adorable! And just look at your perfectly smooth stockinette!

Louise said...

So sweet, I do wish I had time to knit!

t does wool said...

Debbie Bliss is bliss :-)

a blossom knits said...

The sweater is perfect. Even though you said it was simple, it's the color choices and the bands that really set it off. Sometimes simple and classic is way better than tons of color and crazy patterns. Nice job!

KeanaLee said...

so cute, makes me want a girl

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I'll add my voice to the throng and say how spectacular your green Gwen is!

elise said...

gorgeous!

and flintknits on ravelry has modified the Eliz. Zimmerman feb baby sweater for adults, and it appears to be quite similar to the debbie bliss.
here's the link to her website, where the free pdf is:
http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=151

i have modified it to use a seed stitch border and stockinette for the yoke, and it is an easily modified pattern.

happy knitting!

sue said...

Oh it is absolutely gorgeous. I just know what to knit for a friend's baby girl now. I will have to find the book amongst my knitting patterns first though. I love the colors you chose too and I am sure a purple one will look just as beautiful too.

Kristyn Knits said...

beautiful sweater, leslie!
love it!

Lynette said...

it's wonderful. i love the color combination.

LizKnits said...

Very cute... taken up to an adult size I think this could be the next February Lady sweater.

monica said...

So so cute! Love the colors.

SMF.sportychic said...

Great colors! My boyfriend (a new and amazing one!)'s sister just had a beautiful baby girl on Saturday and I am itching to knit her something cute for when she is a little older! Great little cardi!

ali said...

Oh, that's just beautiful! This next baby is a boy (most probably...) but I'm thinking my 21 month old sweetie just might need one of these very soon...

Happy knitting-
ali

Acornbud said...

How pretty you little sweater turned out and simple to boot. Love it.

Beth said...

Your sweater is really great and I love the color! And I think your friend would love a gift now.

Yarn It said...

The sweater is soooo cute! What a nice gift. I am sure the mother of the baby will love it.