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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Commissioned baby sweater nearly done

I'll bring the miniature placket-neck sweater to show at knit night tonight. It's so small -- I hope not too small. I've forgotten how small newborns are -- maybe they are this small. I just have do some kitchener stitch on the armholes and weave in the ends, and I'll be done. I love the yarn I used: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Cool. Now I'm going to order some more Cool to make a larger size for Ross.

One thing I need advice on: The pattern calls for the use of three beads instead of buttons on the placket. I am concerned the beads might be a safety hazard if the baby pulls them off and puts them in his mouth. It looks good without beads. What do you think?


Blogger Kristin said...

I had the same issue with mine and decided to leave it without beads. They would be cute, but I agree that they might be a bit risky. I'm also not sure about the theory of just pushing them through the knitted fabric. Plus, it's easier just not to do it, right?

I am in awe that that one ball of yarn was enough to make a whole sweater. I want to try that.

9:46 AM

Blogger arati said...

Well, the one ball of yarn was enough to make a newborn sweater. For Ross', I ordered three skeins.

11:36 AM


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