2017, Baby, Cardigan, hat, Knitting, socks, Sweaters

FO, after an eon!

After a long hiatus of two years (in which I almost never picked up knitting needles), my knitting mojo is back with a bang. I should thank my soon-to-be-born grandchild for that. You read that right, I did say grandchild. My niece is expecting and is going to pop any day now and I will be elevated to the much coveted grandmom (okay, grandaunt) position.

 

Sweater pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith
Socks: Rye by tincanknits
Hat: Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho

My niece wanted a sweater in gender neutral color, so most of my baby colors in my stash were ruled out. After much consideration, I zeroed in on the Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Platinum and Willow.

While the cardigan pattern is written to knit in stripes, I had to modify the socks and hat pattern to follow that. For socks, I changed the color every two rows, but stuck with MC for the heel flap until I joined to knit in round again. For the hat, I knit the ear flaps in MC color and when I knit a plain round, I changed colors every two rows.

I noticed that things move fast when I knit in stripes. Is that true or is my mind playing tricks on me!

 

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2 thoughts on “FO, after an eon!”

  1. hello, nice to see you are back.   I was just admiring the sweaters I made for my twin granddaughters about 6 years ago.       this was a pattern you wrote. it has lattice front edges.First you had it in a child size,  then adult size.  do you remember this pattern?   I misplaced mine   I’d love to make them again is you still have the pattern.

    i’ll try to send you the photos in another email.  thanks. joanne

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    After a long hiatus of two years (in which I almost never picked up knitting needles), my knitting mojo is back with a bang. I should thank my soon-to-be-born grandchild for that. You read that right, I did say grandchild. My niece is expecting and is going to pop any day now and I will be elevated to the much coveted grandmom (okay, grandaunt) position. Sweater pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith Socks: Rye by tincanknits Hat: Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl SohoMy niece wanted a sweater in gender neutral color, so most of my baby colors in my stash were ruled out. After much consideration, I zeroed in on the Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Platinum and Willow.While the cardigan pattern is written to knit in stripes, I had to modify the socks and hat pattern to follow that. For socks, I changed the color every two rows, but stuck with MC for the heel flap until I joined to knit in round again. For the hat, I knit the ear flaps in MC color and when I knit a plain round, I changed colors every two rows.I noticed that things move fast when I knit in stripes. Is that true or is my mind playing tricks on me!  affiknity | July 24, 2017 at 4:42 PM | Tags: baby cardigan, baby-layette, Colorwork, cotton, hat, socks, stripes | Categories: 2017, Baby, Cardigan, hat, Knitting, socks, Sweaters | URL: http://wp.me/p1nMRT-h2 | Comment |    See all comments |

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