Friday, April 15, 2011

A Modern Marvel

I knit an incredibly cool and complicated thing. I am pretty proud of myself.

It's this crazy, fair isle, steeked, tiny baby cardigan knit on size one needles.

I started it on March 11 as part of my 11 Sweaters in 2011 challenge, and with lots of love and excitement and joy for a baby boy who is growing as we speak (he is currently the size of a 6" Subway sub). He will arrive to some dear friends of ours this September, making him a Virgo like myself and some other stellar folks. I finished sewing the silver buttons on the finished sweater on April 10.

The pattern is 8101-4 Setesdal Baby/Children's Set from Dale of Norway and it's knit in Dalegarn Baby Ull. When I started it, Baby A's gender was unknown, and I think the black and white will look super classy on him. 

Part of knitting this sweater included CUTTING IT OPEN for the fronts and sleeves, after pre-sewing along the cut lines to prevent unraveling. It was very, very scary.

 As you can see by the modeling from the lovely Baby Ivy (another rad person-in-training with whom I am acquainted), the sweater is 6-9 month old size, hopefully baby can wear it for a while. Thanks for not spitting up during the photo session, Baby Ivy! 

I'm still amazed by my work. Gotta say, there's already a lot of love for Baby A. Lucky baby!


  1. What a gorgeous piece of work!! A grand success! Congrats, I love it!

  2. Wonderful! It looks so awesome! Cute bebeh too.

  3. Yeah!!!! Love It! You did an amazing job and Baby A is going to wear it every day! I promise! THANK
    YOU!!!!! Your the best'est ever!

  4. Thanks for all the kind words, and I am really looking forward to seeing Baby A in this sweater once he arrives! Hooray!