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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Quack!

Because every baby needs a least one article of clothing with duckie buttons on it. If that's not a rule, well ... it should be. As Knitty Otter would say, "Clickety Biggity" if you really wanna see the duckies.

Finally, the grey blob of garter stitch has been transformed. There is really no good reason why this took as long as it did, since it's knit in ONE PIECE so there's only TWO SEAMS. Lordy. Anyway, this is the One-Stitch Baby Sweater from Lion Brand. Knit, not in Cotton Ease like the pattern called for, but Plymouth Encore worsted which is 75% acrylic and 25% wool. It took a whole 2 balls and a bit to do up. I knit it on US 7's because I wanted it to be a bit denser. It's actually more like a jacket than a sweater.

And because rows and rows of grey garter stitch are horribly boring appearance wise (and knit wise, if the truth be known) I single crocheted around the edges with some Lion Brand Microspun. I'm giving this to my co-worker, Iris, for her new grandson. She's the only person I know with a new baby in her life so she gets it by default.

Oh, and the mittens are done too. Let's hear it for winter knitting in July!

9 Comments:

  • At 7:30 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    Oh, how sweet! Sheepie wuvs the widdle duckies!! It's kind of hard to find ducky buttons that will work with a middle-aged outfit. Babies have it made...

    Nice job on the sweater and mittens. I'm warmer just looking at them!

     
  • At 10:09 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Seriously darling baby sweater. Don't you just love the chance to use cool buttons? Plus, I think the edging is inspired.

     
  • At 6:43 AM, Blogger trek said…

    It's all good, April! Lucky Iris' grandson. I like how you edged the sweater - really perks up the grey,

     
  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger Craft Kitten said…

    Very Cute!
    and just a heads up, You've been tagged! you can check my blog for more...

     
  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Heide said…

    The red edging on the sweater really make it work. Talk about a chic baby sweater/jacket!

    Love the mittens too. Perfect for a holiday stash box and a jump on Christmas, Channukah, Solstice or whatever winter gift-giving occasion may arise.

     
  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    What a sweet little sweater. Having at least one article of clothing with duckie buttons absolutely IS the rule for all babies.

    Nice mittens, too :)

     
  • At 12:54 AM, Blogger catsmum said…

    very nice ... and knitting stuff like that in July makes perfect sense [ if you live here in OZ :]

     
  • At 12:56 AM, Blogger catsmum said…

    btw have you entered my blogiversary contest yet? It would be kinda nice if someone I "know" wins. Oh wait ... you don't need any more yarn, do you ?

     
  • At 1:50 PM, Blogger Cookie said…

    So cute!

    I love those duckies.

     

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