Sunday, April 22, 2007

Another project from LMKG



Here is a sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts- my current source for projects : ) I made it for my tiny elf after the first sweater I made for her only fit her for a day- I thought I could do a lot more knitting right after she was born- HA! It didn't take long to knit and I only made two little adjustments. I made the body length much longer than the pattern called for. I wanted good coverage and that's what I got. I also made button holes and put buttons on it rather than the beads being pushed through the band.

As an aside, you have to really go by the measurements of the child and not the "sizing" in the book to pick the right size. This was the 2 year old size, and she was closer to one year. I am thrilled with it. The yarn was Debbie Bliss Merino DK. I loved the yarn and the pattern and I will definitely make another one of these- for the elder elf- here she is trying it on for me!

4 comments:

nanny said...

Love the sweater. I will TRY that Z come June. Both girls look great in purple which just happens to be my favorite color. Did you know that. Still miss my knitting and can't wait to make the cowl.

Wishful Knitting said...

You are so tricky over there checking this blog...the secret blog : ) Yep, I knew that was your fave color, I didn't know Oatmeal cookies were your fave. Ah yes, the cowl......

nanny said...

I am tricky, tricky, tricky....well peanut butter with chocolate kisses are my favorites sometimes. Thinking about knitting tonight, but no project...maybe I'll put the fringe on my scarf while I wait to make the cowl. Aooooooooo werecowl in London Aoooo!

Shauna said...

You womens are silly fun!! I love it!! I'm invadint your so called "secret blog" with coffee and numb cheek in Seattle--been to the dentist for filling and crown!! The dentist loves me!!

I love you's!! :)

The girls are precious in purple!