Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pithy Knitting

Look what I whipped up this weekend! It's the Baby Sweater on Two Needles!





I've been eyeing this pattern ever since I saw Cdnknitchick's handiwork. She knit up two of these beauties for a set of twins that we know. We bonded immediately over EZ and Knitty patterns. It was an unexpected delight to encounter a knitter who totally speaks my language.



I have been further inspired to knit EZ patterns by Brooklyn Tweed. I'm not sure if it's the yarn he uses or the pictures on his blog, but everytime he posts about a EZ pattern, I want to make one, too. So I did.


The instructions are brief but any knitter with a little experience will be able to interpret EZ's pithy instructions. I did 5 buttonholes 6 ridges apart starting on the second ridge. I knit the entire body on 4 mm circs and then worked the sleeves in the round at the end. This sweater is knit in Sheep Shop Sheep 3 yarn which is a soft and lofty blend of wool and silk. It was great to knit with and I used less than one ball for this baby gift. Now all it needs are the right buttons. (Anyone know where I can find some nice buttons online or in the greater Edmonton area?)


I'm not sure who will wear this little number. I have a couple of friends who are expecting babies in March. Maybe one of them will be a girl who needs a lacy sweater to keep her warm this Spring.

6 comments:

T. said...

I love that sweater so much it makes me consider having another one...

....then I come to my senses.

And the yarn is gorgeous.

Amanda said...

That yarn is fabulous. I'm very tempted to knit that pattern but don't know any babies small enough at the moment.

Luch said...

Beautiful sweater J! It's one of my favorite patterns.
We did have knitterly love at first sight didn't we? =)
Brooklyn Tweed ('s knitting) does it to me every time. Thus my Hemlock Blanket in progress...as soon as I can remember my Flickr password (dang it!) I'll be posting progress pics on Ravelry.

catknip said...

It's gorgeous! Does it come in adult sizes?

T. said...

Actually Catknip someone on Ravelry did it in an adult size - it's under my Favorites in my account - it's soooo cute.

pootandcubby said...

I love that little sweater. Just what I need, another project to add to my ever-expanding list...

-andi