Sep 12, 2012

Yarn Along 26

I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.

What is it about baby knits that is so satisfying and fun to make? I'm loving this adorable baby cardigan that I cast on over the weekend.  I'm ashamed to say that the friend who I'm knitting this for had her baby in late winter and I'm only just now getting around to making something for the little guy.

 

I'm a huge fan of raglan, top-down, and seamless patterns so when I came across the Little Coffee Bean Cardigan, I knew right away that this was the one!  I'm being faithful to my stash and cast on some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the burgundy colorway and Cascade 220 in camel.
 


I'm so happy with how the cardigan is turning out so far and the constrasting stripes are fun to knit.  I'm a little nervous in that I only have a little of the camel yarn left (I'm sure you've noticed that the bottom rib and front button band is in burgundy rather than camel) so I might have to knit the bottom portion of both sleeves in solid burgundy.  I just hope that the cardigan won't look bizarre if I have to do that!



I plan to begin the sleeves tonight so time will tell.

What am I reading this week?  I just started Dave Eggers' new novel, A Hologram for the King.  I've never read Eggers before and with so many wonderful reviews about his writing, I'm excited to dive into his newest work.



19 comments:

  1. it looks great. your color change is awesome.

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  2. Cute! I love baby knits because you don't really have to check gauge ;)

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  3. So cute! I can just imagine a squishy, pudgy, cuddly baby tummy in there!

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  4. Oh I wish I knew someone with a baby, I think that if I attempted a small cardigan first it would help me get over my fear of making myself one. But I do love the two colors you used, they look lovely together.

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  5. I am finishing up a baby sweater that seems to be lingering on forever! This looks like a GREAT pattern! I can imagine a cute cuddly baby tummy poking out, too!

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  6. I like the camel and burgundy together! What a great start.

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  7. I love this...so sweet...good job!

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  8. I understand, I've been behind on my baby knitting for friends too, but now you are caught up and have a gorgeous little sweater to show off! Do you think it might need a matching striping hat?

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  9. that is a perfect cardi for a sweet baby! great colour choice! I agree with Pumpkin and a matching striped hat would be perfect!

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  10. Its very sweet, knitting this size is far more practical than tiny anyway, much more wear! Great stash knitting :)

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  11. I am a little enviuos! I just frogged a similar one (for a girl, in lilac and white). But it was my fault, I guess! I used garter stitch in the beginning and the end, and it did not work. I made it again (only in pink), but this time with 2x2 rib, and it worked perfectly. Yours is SO CUTE! I love baby items too! they are so much faster than the ones for adults ;-)

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  12. I'm so with you on wanting to take the knitting to the Next Level. Oooh... exciting, that ever ellusive Next Level :) So, I've also got lots of seamless wip's that's the way to go in my opinion, all about the knitting, less about the sewing. For that I would like to quote something I just found on another blog which relates to seamless knitting :

    "Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least" ~Goethe~





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  13. This sweater is so darn sweet. Love the colors, wonderfully guy-ish for the little tike.

    hugs

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