Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mission Accomplished: I finished the Premie Baby Sweater

Mission accomplished. The premie sweater for little M. (my friends L. and S. have just adopted him) is done, and already gifted to this beautiful little boy.

I took the time to take a few pictures of the sweater before giving it to M.

I had 2 colors, a golden yellow, and a white in a worsted weight. I knit the sweater top down, and played with the colors in the yoke.

After the yoke, I kept a simple garter stitch edge along the fronts of the sweater, and picked these amazing buttons. Picking the buttons was really hard, the yellows were all wrong, and so were the whites, then I saw these, and fell in love. They look a little like morning dew...

I picked up stitches along the front edges to create a nice finish, and give the sweater a little body.

I really love how easy this sweater was to knit and of course the classic, retro feel appeals to me. I guess this is another pattern for me to write. I have a feeling this is going to become our family pattern for all new babies. Kind of a nice tradition don't you think?