07 March 2011

The Sweater

I finally finished the sweater for the girl. Well, I actually finished it about a month ago, but then I did something stupid - something that I managed to fix, but I'll tell you all about that tomorrow*. In the meantime, here - at last - is the sweater on the girl, the girl having put together one of her inimitable outfits.

The reason the stripes look kooky is because the yarn was multi-colored, and it's a top down sweater pattern, pretty much knit all in one piece, and I was basically knitting back and forth from placket to placket. Oh well. Another lesson learned: multi-colored yarn behaves strangely unless you are knitting in the round.

In any case, I am happy to have completed another item off my FIFTY list.




*It's craft week here at the ranch. I'm in a flurry of projects.

16 comments:

De said...

It's fabulous. The stripes don't seem all that wonky - it sort of adds to the effect.

Handmade clothing for kids makes me melancholy - they outgrow it so soon.

Awesome Mom said...

Awesome job! I love it! I haven't been brave enough to knit for my kids because I know they will trash it and out grow it.

Miri said...

It's beautiful. Reminds me of the sweaters my grandmother made for me when I was a kid. And the stripes just make it look really handmade and one of a kind. This ia another nudge to get me to actually learn to knit.

Heide said...

Wow, it's beautiful. Love the colors. I don't think I'm going to learn to knit in this lifetime.

Life As I Know It said...

VERY impressive. I never got past the scarf stage.

Bibliomama said...

She's so stylin'. And I don't get what you mean by the stripes being kooky. Maybe that's because kooky can't see itself.

liz said...

Gorgeous!

Rima said...

I think it's beautiful.

Carol Steel said...

The sweater is lovely. I like that the stripes are random,
more beautiful that way. She is lovely,too!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's gorgeous! And the ensemble is great.

mayberry said...

I like the stripes that way, too. And the boots.

Jody said...

I love it! So beautiful.

FreshHell said...

Wow - I'm impressed! And I like it just the way it is.

Patois said...

That is just so beautiful!

Mary G said...

It's beautiful. And the zipper problem was nicely fielded.
I've done striped sweaters a lot. If you do make a buttonhole band, you can control the match of the stripes a lot easier. And, honest, knit buttonholes are not hard. It's a cast off/cast on technique and you can learn it in one. Sewing on the dratted buttons, especially on a baby sweater where you don't want baby to eat buttons, is another matter. I use a second button as a backer.

julochka said...

well done!! i think it looks fabulous!! and look, she can wear it...all i've ever knitted was a scarf. i so would like to be able to properly knit. but alas, i cannot...