Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Argyle is not just an 80s phenomenon...

It looks great on babies, too! I just finished knitting a baby sweater vest from the Dale of Norway book 162

Here's a close-up of the argyle. This is knit on size 1 needles (very tiny). It was a fun pattern to knit up. I am definitely making some of the darling girl patterns in that book - hopefully before my youngest grows up.



Here is a view of the inside of the sweater. I haven't finished knitting the facings (I'm not exactly sure how to do those yet) that will cover those lovely maroon stitching lines. This sweater is knit in the round on circular needles with steeks. When you're done, you sew zig-zag lines down either side of the steek and then - gasp! - you cut down the middle. I had a few problems with that on my first vest (the blue one) and have had to mend some loose ends.


This was also my first attempt at knitting a fair isle sweater. I just hope they fit the babies they're intended for.
To see what other people are talking about, head over to The Lazy Organizer's place and check it out.

16 comments:

Tiany said...

wow, amazing! Its beautiful and it looks so incredibaly dificult to do!

Summer said...

That looks amazing! How much would you charge for one of those for a 5 year old?

Christy said...

WOW! I know how much work goes into all of this...and steeking! That's something I haven't tried yet. Thanks for showing the inside, too. I'm kind of a knitting geek so I love to see that stuff.

The Lazy Organizer said...

So cute! I love to knit but I hate sewing in the loose ends. Hate it! And I never knit anything that has to fit. Only blankets, scarves and hats for me! Actually I did knit my baby's blessing dress a couple years ago and it turned out shockingly well. I would love to make another one of those dresses.

Kellan said...

You DID NOT knit those! I am so impressed - they are really nice and so cute!

Jen said...

Wow this is great. I'm afraid I will never be mindful enough to actually knit something... :D

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I couldn't even get through a plain old scarf. Those are lovely and you did a great job.

Cocoa said...

What beautiful sweaters! You never cease to amaze me.

Darcy said...

Size 1 needles?!! You are a patient woman! The sweaters are beautiful!

Corrie said...

thank you ladies

summer - I suppose it depends on what type of yarn you wnat it made from. Because the needles are so tiny, it needs to be a baby yarn. These were made froma pricey acrylic, but would look best in a wool or cotton blend (pricier).

I'd also need measurements to see if I could adjust the pattern. Glad you like it.

Kassie said...

Wow!! That's amazing. Great work! I don't find knitting to my liking, but I'm trying to learn it anyway. I always manage to drop a stitch and can't figure out how to get it back!

Jennifer Lavender said...

Beautiful work! Will you teach me how to do that? ;-)

Christine Rockwell said...

BEAUTIFUL job! That really takes some talent! Definetily something to TAT about ;-)

Rebecca said...

That is so cute! Great job! I'm not good working with yarn but can appreciate good work.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I think it looks quite classy. Now if I only knew how to knit or be somewhat domestic like Martha Stewart!

Corrie said...

jen lavender - sure, come on over!