08 September 2014

And Here Is Some Knitting

As I mentioned in a previous post, even if I couldn't really enjoy reading while I have been recovering from surgery, at one point I was able to knit basic things.  One of my goals while I was going to be home from work was to knit a little sweater for an upcoming great-niece.  My niece and her husband who live in San Francisco are having a baby girl, due on September 19.  I am not all that sure that they will be thrilled with hand knit items, as they didn't seem thrilled the year I knit everyone socks and sent them for Christmas (well, maybe they loved them, but I never heard one way or another), but since I have knit things for the other great-nieces and nephews, I was going to knit something for this baby.

Normally, I would wait until the baby was actually here, and I was certain the package had been received, but since I know that my niece doesn't read much at all, much less read my blog, I decided to go ahead and share now.

So here you go.


Project:  Arielle's First Sweater
Pattern:  Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (Ravelry link)
Yarn:  Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, colorway 627 Flamingo
Needles:  Size 8US
Modifications:  None
Comments:  This is a very fun pattern to knit.  Though basic, you do have to pay attention.  There is a lot of purling, so if you are one of those people who will do anything to avoid having to purl, this may not be the pattern for you.  For whatever reason, as I was knitting it, I decided it needed to have navy blue buttons.  The ones I ended up finding are not a dark navy blue, but they are a darker-than-baby-blue, and I like the way they look.  This is the first Hannah Fettig pattern I've knit, and it's really well-written.

The little sweater is on its way to California as I am writing this, where hopefully it will be put on the kid at least once for a photo!  :-)

9 comments:

Dee said...

Very cute . . . I'm sure the baby will be adorable in it. :-)

Nancy said...

It's adorable. I certainly hope the new parents will send you a photo of the baby wearing it.

Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Very cure sweater - and I love the button choice!

sprite said...

Cute! And a new baby ought to have lovely things to wear, even if her parents don't respond appropriately.

Chris said...

It's lovely! It is the hard part of this knitting thing, gifting knitting to family friends and others. It sure is disappointing when it is treated so trivially. I knit for my knitting friends now and a few family members!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a darling sweater and I don't see how the parents can fail to be charmed by it.

KSD said...

That could not be any cuter. If they don't appreciate it. . .

Mereknits said...

The sweater is just gorgeous and I am sure it will be appreciated even if you do not hear about it. I make things for my great nieces and nephews and am not sure they are used, but I love making them and that just has to be enough for me.
Hugs and hope you are feeling better,
Meredith

The Knitting Kat said...

This is mega-cute! And I might have just added another item to my ever-growing Ravelry queue...