Friday, January 23, 2009

Austin's Sweaters

This is the L'illo pattern sweater I made for Austin. The yarn is I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby. The pattern is very well written and this is the first time I have done a saddle and was very worried when I was working on it and praying the pieces would all fit together. I shouldn't have worried, as it all went together exactly as written. As everyone knows, sometimes you have to "fiddle" with the pattern, but I have to say, when the designed writes so many rows/inches, she is exactly on target. This is the 12 month size so it should fit him to spring. He's still very tiny and just now fitting into 12 months clothes. I still haven't done a matching hat. I've tried, but so far I have failed. It might be the fact that the yarn is 100% cotton so it really doesn't have a lot of "give", but going to try again. This will be my 3rd time on the hat. :(

This is a hooded crochet sweater on Bernat's site. You have to be a member of Bernet to get to their patterns, but it was an easy sweater to do and didn't take any time at all. This was the 12 month size which is supposed to be 18" chest size, but comparing the 2 sweaters together, this is more of a toddler size sweater. I'm thinking he's actually not going to be wearing this until the fall at the rate he is growing. :)

Happy Knitting All!


HAINAngel2000 said...

Cindy these turned out ADORABLE!!!

sissie said...

wow this is so pretty!! you did such a great job!! on both of them he will love them:)