Hedgehog Knits

Adventures in knitting from the eastern edge of Canada.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Now all we need is a cute baby to wear this...

My JoJo sweater is done! Actually, the knitting and even the blocking were finished several days ago. It was sitting around buttonless for a while, but now it's really complete.

This actually came together fairly quickly, mostly because I really enjoyed knitting it and spent a lot of quality time with it, especially during the Olympics. The finishing is pretty detailed (not for those who hate picking up stitches to knit edgings!), and might have bordered on tedious, if I didn't love it so much.

Check out the cute little intarsia blocks on the back.

My one modification was that instead of knitting patch pockets that get sewed to the inside of the front pieces, I made full, free-swinging pocket linings, and then just tacked down the corners to keep them in place.

To re-cap, this is size 6 months, the multicoloured yarn is Fabel by GarnStudio, and the green is Knit Picks Essential. Sock yarn - so versatile! I used only two skeins of each yarn, not the five total that the pattern calls for. This will be a gift for one of the new babies to arrive soon in the family. I'll have to wait and see who has a boy. Despite my early thoughts that the colours were rather unisex, I now think this is really a boy's sweater. I've got other cute frilly things under way for girls!



Blogger Sarah said...

Oh yes, a little guy will look very dashing in that, great work.

2:28 a.m.  
Blogger Marianne said...

Kelly, that is one Gorgeous little sweater! (just so you know, I'd so put it on a baby girl :^) that bit aside, boy or girl, it's a beautiful sweater to put on any baby!

Can't wait to see your next baby project!

7:21 a.m.  
Blogger tara said...

Nice job! I have a several balls of sock yarn in my stash for a baby sweater in this vein...

2:04 a.m.  
Anonymous katrina said...

Well done! The pocket adaptation worked out very nicely.

9:30 p.m.  
Blogger betseydoodle said...

Very cute! I like the intarsia blocks on the back...

6:19 a.m.  

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