Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Seed-Stitch Jacket

Are you ready for cute? I mean, are you READY? 'Cause I'm about to hit you with some serious cute.

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See what I mean?

We had the reprieve from wetness on Sunday and that was the last Seattle has seen of the sun. As a result, Leon's seed-stitch jacket took two days and a trip on the dryer sweater rack before it was finally dry. Oh, but today I made him wear it all over, finally taking it off around 2 when I laid him down for a nap.

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Stats:

Seed-Stitch Baby Jacket by Elinor Brown
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep in "blue heirloom"
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles
Mods: I knit the sleeves in the round, 2-at-a-time.
Additional photos on my Ravelry project page.

I need to research some optional cast off methods. When I cast off the sleeves, I thought I did it loosely, but compared to the stretch of the seed-stitch fabric, it was tight. It made setting in the sleeves a bit hairy, but the results are still good. I love the finished results.

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And now that I've finished, I've cast on a sweater for me! Yippee! I've got no progress photo to show you, but I'll lay out a couple of dets: I'm using some lovely Jamieson's Shetland Heather in a gorgeous color called "Seabright." Yummy. And the pattern? Check out the designer's page. Looks fun, huh?

As a send off, check out this shot of what Emmett got to do this morning...

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Yea Whirligig!

3 comments:

  1. Ryan (Leon & Emmett's dad)April 1, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Super cute model wearing that sharp new sweater! (I am kinda biased.)

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  2. I have to say I am biased too. This Oma is so proud of the model and the crafter.

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  3. Oh Lord he is a cute one...and that might be the cutest blue ever:)

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