Friday, July 13, 2007

If you look up the word cute in the dictionnary...

babytulipbias

you'll find a picture of this adorable sweater.

I'm so happy to finally be able to show you this. I knit it last weekend for a friend and co-worker who's expecting her first child. She reads this blog, so I had to keep the in-progress details to myself. Today we threw her a knitting baby shower where she received many lovely knitted gifts from all the ladies at our work knitting club. Lucky baby, we can't wait to meet you!

babytulipcollar
As you no doubt know, I first came across this pattern on the queen of all knitterly things' blog. Having now knit one of these, I totally understand why Stephanie ran over to Lettuce Knit and bought every kit in sight. This is such a pleasant knit! The soft, squishy yarn, the top-down construction (no sewing up, yay!), the positively cheery palette. I don't often want to knit the same thing twice, but I'd revisit this darling thing in a heartbeat.

Pattern: Tulip Baby Cardigan, designed by Lindsay Pekny (mail-ordered it as a kit from Lettuce Knit)
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted Superwash Merino in Cool Fire, Giant Peach, Strange Harvest, Spring Tickle, Happy Forest, Blue Lagoon, Summer sky and Visual Purple (don't you just love the colour names?)

babytulipwhole
Given the thickness of the yarn (a heavy aran weight), this knit up really quickly. It was my first time trying applied I-cord and although I was intimidated at first, I'm tickled at how simple and neat this edging is. Expect to see I-cord finishing popping up on all my new knits :) Another charming detail is the K1, P1 row where the colour changes. It just adds that little pop that really makes the sweater come alive. A great, easy-to-follow pattern.


10 comments:








Debbie

said...

that is adorable!





Stephanie

said...

See? Totally addictive.





ingrid

said...

SO friggin' cute! You are melting the Internet with cuteness.





Jodi

said...

What a sweet little cardi! Did you like the yarn? I've only found their sock yarn in my LYS, and it felt a little weird. I'm hoping that the aran weight non-superwash has a nicer hand.





The_Add_Knitter

said...

Dream in Color is my new fave yarn, I was just clued into it last week. LOVE your sweater!!





weaverknits

said...

Oh lord, I even have a baby to make this for, and limited time. Okay, a call to Lettuce Knit Now. It's way beyond lovely and... WASHING MACHINE!!! I just don't understand people making handwash baby sweaters!!! Have they ever seen a baby drool? I don't even have a baby and I know all about the drool! SERIOUS drool!





femiknitter

said...

What a great little sweater! I really love all of the stripey colors, and the I-cord edging makes it look professional. Great work once again!





Knit Wit

said...

That little sweater just takes my breath away! Beautiful!!! That's one lucky mama to get such wonderful handknit gifts for her little one!





Rosa

said...

Es una prenda hermosa, por el colorido y por el diseño, lo vi en el face de una amiga y me pareció hermoso, por eso te felicito, cariñosamente Rosa





khatouna

said...

I just love it !
It looks so sweet and fresh !