Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hand Knitted (Baby) Sweater

One of my co-workers had a baby a couple of months ago and I needed a present for the baby shower. Of course I had to hand make something really cute. It is the best feeling to give someone a present that you have worked really hard on and you know they will love. 

I decided to knit this wrap sweater because all of the reviews said that it is a very easy pattern. I thought how hard can a baby sweater really be? (Before this sweater I had only knit hats and scarves.) Their definition and my definition of easy are obviously not the same because after hours and hours of knitting, ripping out sections and then re-knitting I finally finished the sweater.  I was hoping to have it done by the shower but since it took so much longer than I had anticipated, it wasn't all the way ready. But I had to get it done before the baby was born. Luckily, I finished the sweater the day after she left for maternity leave. The sweater is made out of the softest cotton and tencel blend that is perfect for delicate newborn skin. 

The patten is "Judy's Grandmother's Baby Sweater" from Greetings from Knit CafĂ© by Suzan Mischer. If you have any specific questions about the sweater feel free to leave me a comment or email and I will get back to them. :)


Jessica said...

i wish you were my sister so you could teach me cool things like this!

Anonymous said...

beautiful... i love it!