Monday, February 15, 2010

santa cruz hoodie

I've had the knit 2 together book for quite sometime, loving many patterns in there but never making a single one. Until now, that is.
The santa cruz hoodie. It looks a little big here, but I actually made it to fit a one year old.
I forgot how much I loved knitting little knits. Little knits on big needles out of really wonderful yarn. And I hope the little guy that will be wearing this plays ALL spring in it. And eats a lot of messy foods. And hides tiny treasures in the front pocket. Maybe even a half eaten cookie. Cause his mommy can throw it into the washer and the dryer. Perfect.
I loved the look Abi gave her tags, so I antiqued a few, too.
Pattern: Santa Cruz Hoodie, Knit 2 Together
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash color 1919, 4 hanks
Needles: US size 10.
Size: Because of gauge difference, I made a 2 year size in order to obtain measurement of a 1 year.

More snow on the way. So glad knitting was invented.
Have a great one.

74 comments:

lucy said...

cute L! Too bad I can't fit in it!!!

apryl deeter photography said...

that sweater is so cute, i want one for myself.

our library has that book & it's got so many great patterns!

LUV to whip up the little knits:)

(ps. the quote was from men in black!)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh, I am so glad you tried the tags!

Would you believe I picked up Knit2Together at the Tractor Supply the other day on a hay run?! They had it in the clearance bin for $5! It has some really great stuff in it. The hoodie is adorable :)

kim said...

Oh, that sweater is just too cute. I love the idea of antiquing the metal tags. I think I have a bunch stashed somewhere. Hmmmm...

Lollipop said...

Cute sweater and love the color.

MadMad said...

So cute! I just finished a baby knit, too, and was like, this is awesome - they're done in (relative) seconds! MORE snow?! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I wish we had a little more here - we spent the weekend skiing on GRASS, there is so little of the white stuff!

morewithles said...

I always LOVE the way you gift-wrap your knits and other crafts.

the treat girl said...

I want one in my size!!! Check my blog out tomorrow....I whipped up the chunky beanie and linked back to your blog....I wear it ALL the time!! Perfect for all of the shoveling......with lots more snow on the way this week!

sue said...

It is very cute and I love how little boys love pockets to fill up with their little treasures.

Mama Urchin said...

I love knitting for little ones and I find if I ever lose my knitting mojo a baby knit is a sure way to get it back.

Angela said...

Very nice, will be a super snugly sweater! Great color too.

Sarah Jackson said...

I love that! I checked that book out from the library and really liked it. Now I have to go look at it again. I think I need 3 pair of hands to get everything done.

Jessica said...

Love that sweater--I looked at that book the other day and fell in love with the entire thing--so many great patterns to choose from!

Syndi said...

That's adorable Leslie!

Maryse said...

Yeah, isn't it great to watch the snow from INSIDE please? This hoodie is really cute with the nice ribbon! Nice job!

raining sheep said...

That is so cute. I love that soft sage green. Someone little one is very lucky.

Sandee said...

I love it! too cute!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Adorable! Thank you for reminding me of this great pattern.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

So adorable!!

Jackie said...

cute hoodie, nice colour for the special little guy.

~RaenWa~ said...

That came out great I may have to look for that book at my library. I think that would be cute for my niece.

Poshyarns said...

Love the knit, love the tag, love the colour. Need the book.

Off to Amazon I go...

Kristyn Knits said...

adorable. he's going to look simply adorable.
whether you're knitting for big or small, they always come out just perfect. what skill you have.

house on hill road said...

that is adorable!
can you give me some details as to how big the sizing goes on this? i'm thinking sweaters for the nephews....

From All Stitched Up said...

Very cute ! I have a little boy in mind ! Did you block it ? It looks so perfect? Did you use a blocking board ? Please give us your tips.

Tanya said...

So precious- love the color too. What a special giftie.

Tanya

Cyndi said...

LOve it I think this will need to be one of my next knits too. Ive had my eye on this one for some time now. love the tag too.

Susan said...

Such a sweet sweater! Thx for sharing the link to the antiquing of the tags...going to try that today I think!

Elizabeth said...

Such a wonderful book - I have a long list of patterns bookmarked too. This one turned out wonderful and I love your ideas for that front pocket!

Jane said...

adorable. I'm going to show this to the boys...I wonder if I could find one to knit them. They are into hoodies and ski jumps these days. But then again, I wouldn't finish it until next year...and they will be on to something else, probably girls.

Jo's Corner said...

Love the sweater! Time to buy the book!

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vicki said...

this is just lovely - as always - your creations are outstanding. I wouldlove to make this for our little sweeties. Thanks for sharing. And I just want to say - those cinnamon rolls look wonderful!

Vicki

Chris said...

Gorgeous! I love the color. I've had this book for forever...this will definitely be the 1st thing I make when I finally get to it. I love the gift tag.

Trisha said...

Very cute little sweater. I enjoy knitting for my daughter who is 11 but a small 11 year old. Her sweaters go so much faster than mine and she loves when I knit for her which just makes me want to knit for her more! I have been pondering making Libby for her since it should be her size and she loved it when I showed it to her.

Erin Wallace said...

This is adorable!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

You are so good... I'm thinking of trying my first sweater. I linked from here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thepluckyknitter/francis-revisited-2 and saw some more here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thepluckyknitter/francis-revisited-2

I'm hoping I can pull it off.

stitchin' girl said...

That's a great sweater!! I truly bet it will get lots and lots of wear.

michelle said...

Lucky little fellow!!....and it's green!
In case you were wondering....my "red velvet cake diet" is going great!
xox M

Cathy said...

Ooh. I have that book, too and have admired that pattern for ages! Love the color you chose.

larissa said...

this is sooo good! what a great pattern to wrap a little one in. and you are so right about the pocket being perfect for treasures. what a perfect gift!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

What a great little knit!

the greenhorn knitter said...

Great sweater! And washable...perfect! Beautiful!

micha said...

A wonderful pattern!

Hilary said...

Oh, so cute!! I love little knits, too. They're so fast and so much fun.

Philigry said...

that is so sweet!
stay warm with all the snow! we were going to get more snow, but it missed us!

Seanna Lea said...

Very cute! I am so glad that there is knitting to be done even though I haven't gotten as much snow as points south (which is just wrong).

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Stay safe and warm! Have fun in the snow.

I love the color of that sweater. It will look adorable on its intended recipient, I'm sure.

acereta said...

Cute sweater, my favourite color!

TLCknits said...

Sooo.. cute! Love the tags and ribbon...

KeanaLee said...

I love it! So cute!

theknittingcowgirl said...

Very nice Leslie!!
I love the ribbon on it, to make a perfect gift!

Very chic!

Grace said...

That is the cutest little hoodie! I totally want to make one for my babe now. Adorable!

Daisymum said...

The sweater looks so comfy. I love hooded sweaters.

Helga Marie said...

love this, and I totally want to make one for EJ now.

where did you find the pattern?

molly said...

I'm smitten, SO smitten. Maybe, just maybe, this I could do...

periwinkle said...

this is just gorgeous and i love the colour -- is it on straight needles?

Knitterella said...

I always flip past that in my copy. I think lil' Willie needs one for sure!

Yours looks great!

stringsofpurls said...

Love that sweater! I have that book and am getting it out right now!

Full of Heart said...

That sweater is fabulous! I grew up in Santa Cruz and I have to say the pattern is aptly named!

Sandy said...

i love that front pocket, and your wrapping too.

shin ae said...

How exciting! I like the way that turned out. I got that book for Christmas after having it from the library on so many occasions. It's difficult to choose which of the beautiful patterns to tackle first...I chose the Pimlico Shrug and just purchased the yarn the other day!

La Cabeza Grande said...

How handsome is that hoodie? That is one fortunate little lad.

sarah / knot another hat said...

I love, love, love how this turned out. Adorable.

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