Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Round and round we go

Our grand daughter, bébé O will be one year old in september. Time flies by so fast. She is such a joy.

I wanted to knit her a sweater for the fall. I must have looked at several dozens of patterns but none had that special little something I was looking for.Add Image

But that all changed when I came across the Pinwheel sweater. Have you seen it? It's basically a circle with two sleeves knitted into it. The pattern says this little sweater will fit from a one year old to a 4 year old...one size only will fit a growing toddler for 3 - 4 years. Even if she can wear it two seasons that would be a bonus...cause we all know babies grow so fast!

But what really got to me were the colours knitters were using to knit them. Have a look at the project page on Ravelry, here.
I had a lot of Cascade 220 left over from other projects. I only needed to buy one ball of purple.
Here are the seven colors all knitted up with a partial first sleeve done.

I knitted the seven coloured circles in one day...I wonder if that's why my wrist is so sore! That is what car knitting will do to you! I was so excited to see all those circles of colours appear that I just could not put it down.

The next day, I worked on the I-cord bind off. Now who would of thought of this? It's so brilliant! This bind-off will surely show up in my work again. It was long to do but really worth it.

The red line of knitting that you see in the green section is a waste yarn that I will remove to pick up the stitches for the sleeve. This does such a great job. No holes and no uneven picking up of stitches.

So I am hoping to finish both sleeves this week and work on a little hat to match next week.

So what do you think? Fun sweater, right?

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