One Dozen Sweaters and Counting

laundry all

Hi how are you today?  Have you been knitting?  I’ve been knitting up a storm lately.  But I had a big project that had to be done this last week.  i put the needles down for a while.  I had this big pile of finishing to take care of.  Not fun.

You see, I have a confession to make.  I don’t always finish things when they are finished if you know what I mean.  There aren’t always buttons sewn on, or there may be a spaghetti bowl of ends not wound in, and do not get me started on seaming.  I hate seaming with a passion!  So over the last few years a few things have piled up on me.  Can you believe it?  All of this had to get finished so I could share it with you this week.

Sonoma County Yarn Shop

Some of these I have worked on in the shop.  But maybe you didn’t get to see it finished.  So people have been asking me to bring in all the baby sweaters I have finished so they can see them all together.  Well, I finally have them here for you to see.  They are seamed, tidied, all buttoned up and ready for your perusal!

Of course you can see them in the shop in person. But I’ve got all the details here for you in case you don’t have time to stop by!

As shown from right to left above, here they are with the pattern name and a ravelry link as well as the yarn I used and when I made them.

 

Assisted Hatching

Sublime Yarn – Luxurious Aran Tweed

October 2015 – December 2015

cracked

Snug

Juniper Moon Farms – Yearling

April 2015 – May 2015

snug

Boy Sweater

Debbie Bliss – Cashmerino Aran

September 2015 – January 2016

boise

Assisted Hatching

Lion Brand – Martha Stewart Wool Blend

February 2013

silver stars

North Shore

Cascade – 220 Superwash

January 2016 – February 2016

home

Offset Wraplan

Brown Sheep – Lamb’s Pride Superwash Sport

December 2014 – February 2015

a little off

Demne

Queensland Collection – Cotolino

January 2012

unnecessary

Binic

Brown Sheep – Lamb’s Pride Superwash Sport

January 2014  – July 2014

boatneck

Welcome to the Flock + Cloud Chart

Cascade – 220 Superwash

February 2016 – March 2016

flying

Welcome to the Flock

Malabrigo Rios

Cascade – 220 Superwash

September 2015

baa baa black sheep

Lucky (you)

Cascade – 220 Superwash

December 2015

amazing luck!

McDreamy Jumper

Brown Sheep – Lamb’s Pride Superwash Sport

April 2015 – July 2015

dreamin'

I left some space on the laundry line because of course I have several things on the needles.  As things get finished I will add to the collection here in the shop.  You’ll have to stop by to see them all.  They were so much fun to knit!

I have to insert a disclaimer here though.

Please don’t ask me how to copy these sweaters.  I don’t think i could!  Since they are mine, I have made a lot of changes to patterns, stitch choice, and sizing.  Not a one was knitted exactly to the pattern.  We’re knitters, we can do that right?  Unfortunately, many of the yarn choices are discontinued (or are not available I the shop) since they had been lingering in my stash for quite a while.  Of course we will find you a close substitute if you want to try something out.  I’d be happy to share my limited notes from knitting these, but some are so old I couldn’t possibly remember all the details.

I hope I have inspired you to try something new.  Kids clothing knits up so quickly it gives you a great chance to try something new including colorwork, cables, lace, or unusual construction.  The options are endless!

Oh!  I almost forgot.  Madeline will be leading a new knit-a-long in May.  We will be knitting fun, sleeveless summer tops from Tahki Stacy Charles Ripple yarn.  She has chosen the Basic Shell pattern and the Renaissance Two Way top pattern.  both are very cute and Madeline has come up with some fun changes to make them even more interesting.  If you want ot make one from linen or a cotton blend you are welcome to.  We just love the texture that Ripple has.  What a fun yarn!  The knit-a-long times are Wednesday evenings from 5-6 pm.  If you want to stop by for your pattern and yarn before Wednesday night you are welcome to do so.  It might be a good idea to swatch for gauge.

Until next time, Happy Yarning (crochet, knit, spin, whatever 🙂 )

~Lesley