Monday, September 12, 2011

Nicole's Rainbow

February Baby Sweater
Pattern: February Baby Sweater from knitter's almanac (sort of)
Yarn: alchemy fibre arts superwash merino handspun
Needles: #10 knitpicks harmonies
Started: August 25, Finished: August 26

I'm pretty sure that the February Baby Sweater is a knitting rite of passage. this is my first one, but it probably won't be the last. i used my chunky chain-plied handspun. it was a lot thicker than the pattern dictated so i adjusted the numbers for my gauge and eliminated the lace since the yarn is pretty loud by itself. i also knit the sleeves in the round. to be honest i forgot to work buttonholes so i added embroidery floss loop buttonholes afterwards using this tutorial. i liked the technique a lot and will probably use it again.

unfortunately even after months in storage, the scented yarn still aggravated my allergies pretty bad so i don't think i'll be ordering from alchemy fibre arts again. the yarn itself is lovely though.

the superwash merino i bought recently will be a baby surprise jacket. slowly working my way through the EZ canon, one sweater at a time.

6 comments:

  1. Ooo!  Very pretty!  I've made the February Lady Sweater....does that count?  Ha ha!

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  2. it is very cute sara!  bummer about your allergies, it is great yarn.

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  3. It's so cute. Too bad the yarn still gave you fits, but your pain and suffering seem to be worth it!

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  4. Oh my god, it's so colorful - imagine me saying that in an awe-inspired way, not in a "it's godzilla" way! Really, this is the prettiest February Baby I've seen!

    I've never knit an EZ pattern.  Am I a freak?

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  5. Babyspawn is going to be the most stylin' baby on the block with all the cute things auntie is making for her!

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  6. so cute! and beautiful colors! too bad about the allergies, though.

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