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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Finished Baby Cardigan

Baby Ethan's Raglan Sweater with Matching Hat
Started: 8/23/06
Finished: 9/7/06
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Bollicine "Dolly" 100% merino wool
Needles: 3 & 5 US, circulars and double-pointed
Pattern: By Carole Barenys - found online here

I really enjoyed knitting this sweet, from-the-top-down sweater. I think the raised stripe pattern is fitting for a boy. I was surprised that the buttonholes weren't more obvious (K2,yo,K2tog,K1). I think next time I'll get advice on how to make a better buttonhole.

Cheri, from The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, helped me by teaching me how to knit the sleeve join on this sweater. I really winged it knitting this hat. I used the general guidelines in the Yarn Harlot's "Knitting Rules" book. But I totally knit it without a pattern. I really hope both pieces fit.