Monday, July 25, 2011

a gift for a friend

I have been knitting. Promise. Just slow going for some reason. (Um, hello summer.)
I really liked this pattern (Lace Motif Cardigan out of this book) and adore the finished sweater. Again, a little detail is just enough to keep it interesting. I made the size 6 months. The pattern called for 3 balls of Cascade 220 Superwash (where was that yummy yarn when my children were babies!) however, I only used 2 balls. Actually, less than 2. (Color 914A.)

Just wait till you see what I'm finishing up to go with it. (Not going to bed until I do.)

33 comments:

Ellen said...

A bonnet/helmet thingy? Such a lovely color! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.

From All Stitched Up said...

This is adorable. Don't stay up too late !!!

Kristyn Knits said...

Absolutely adorable!! What a special gift. and look at you teasing us that way! have fun!!

Tricia U. said...

Adorable sweater! I'll tune in tomorrow to see the accessory! :) Have a fun night knitting!

Maryse said...

Very sweet!

Alexis said...

Awww, what a sweet little sweater! i love it.

iknitipurl said...

have fun knitting.

Kat said...

Cute! I have been knitting up a storm lately. I am trying to use up my stash yarn before I go buying anymore.

Poshyarns said...

Oh baby knits are my very favourite sort of knitting, this is adorable.

the greenhorn knitter said...

Great sweater! I especially love your personalized touch with the 'friend to friend' tag! Great idea.

Bibi said...

very beautifull...and love the color!

Victoria said...

What a lovely little cardigan. So sweet and a lovely colour. x

MadMad said...

Adorable! She'll love it!

Suzanne said...

I will always remember your story about knitting by the pool. Summer slows down knitting and blogging but speeds up time with family and friends. I can't wait to see what you have to go with the adorable sweater.

stitching under oaks said...

adorable....love the detail on the front and that color is precious. can't wait to see what is going with it.

kim said...

What a sweet, little sweater. Can't wait to see what kept you up. That's the sort of motivation I need!

Frances said...

What a lucky friend you have! The sweater is beautifully knit, in such a classic style and totally contemporary color. I can just about feel the touch of the yarn from your photo.

Wow!

Judi A. said...

I love the sweater! I grabbed that book off the shelf like lightening the moment it first appeared and it now has little sticky-note tabs waving at me from almost every page, including the one with this pattern. At the same time I bought 2 skeins (all the lys had) of colorway #9860 of the 220 Superwash Paints. Love the colors! It just might look good made up in this sweater. I have my youngest granddaughter (7) here for a week and we are doing some sewing, as well as shopping, baking, etc. so no time for knitting at the moment. Maybe some day - after I recover! :-)

Kristyn said...

Very cute pattern!

sue courtney said...

yes!!! im making the same!!! i think in the same color

Tracey said...

So pretty! I have this book and I think it might have to be the next in line for knitting! Love the color too. What does the tag say? Where did you get it?

april said...

very cute sweater and i can't wait to see what you are doing with your leftover yarn....i will be watching for your next post!

sapphireblue said...

Very cute! It would be even better in blue for a boy :o)

Nantucket Dreams said...

dont beat yourself up leslie! things like knitting slow up in summer...i blame it on where we live! the winters are so long, that i feel like in summer everything kicks into turbocharged gear! instead of a slow lazy summer, you are trying to cram everything in! goodness knows when the chill returns, the knitting will speed right up! :)

house on hill road said...

super cute! and now i want to know what else you are working on.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I miss knitting, but I've been having pain in my left forearm, so I'm taking another break. Wish I knew how to avoid it...

Such a sweet little pink sweater.

ColorSlut said...

ADORABLE!

kathy b said...

just adorable. LOve the color and pattern

Lesley said...

This color is fabulous and the sweater is just perfect. They have some adorable patterns in that book!

Have you gone to sleep yet? Can hardly wait to see what you are making to go with the sweater. :-)

sasha grey said...

Love the sweat

j. w. said...

what a gorgeous cardigan!

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Lulu said...

gorgeous

Kessa said...

I love this sweater and booties and bought the book because I was inspired for our first little one on the way. I don't have a great yarn store in my area so I was thinking of buying Cascade Superwash online. My only hesitation is that nearly all the wool I have encountered in the past has not been very soft. I love soft yarns with no "itch" factor. What do you think of this yarn as far as softness goes?