Sunday, April 18, 2010

sooooo scholar-like

Our next door couple is expecting a wee one the first of June. That was the only excuse I needed to knit a sweet little baby set...right??? Early into my research I saw a sweater I seem to gravitate towards, I continued to look at other options only to return to this charming little sweater for my little neighbor boy. It's not pale baby blue or lacy or dripping with sweetness, but it is charming and all scholar like!
My Baby Sophisticate sweater is a "free" on line pattern by designer, Linden Heflin. It is a charming, simple and quick top down design that doesn't require any seaming. When knit in a Cascade 220 Superwash brown tweed and closed with dark brown leather buttons you truly have a sophisticated little cardigan.
Now remember I said I wanted to knit a set. So with the completion of the sweater, the hunt was then on for the accompanying hat. I chose The Basic Rolled Brim Hat by Joanne Turcotte. This wonderful little hat was found in my book, Knitting for Peace ( a fabulous book full of great patterns and articles on knitting for peace). I knit the size small on # 8 needles and worked to 4" instead of 6" before beginning the decreases.
This is a totally awesome and handsome set for any special little boy. Not only do I love it, but my DH really really L.O.V.E.S it....and that is a major accomplishment.


Chris said...

I love it to. I have already downloaded it. When we come down for our daughter's graduation in a few weeks I'm going to check out your LYS. Right now I am finishing up the Debbie Bliss pleated wrap in the Rowan Bamboo, but I am trying to find some more of it as the 6 skeins does not make it as long as I would like. And you were right about that yarn being troublesome with splitting. But it does look lovely anyway. Have a good week!

Denise said...

It looks gorgeous and a lovely change to seeing pink or blue when babies are mentioned. I think it's adorable too.