Thursday, October 15, 2009
baby surprise sweater
I've been wanting to do an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern for a long time. I can't believe this is my first one but, here we are.
Knitting this sweater was unlike any other sweater I have ever made.
The instructions encourage you to carry on even when it doesn't look like a sweater as you are working it.
Recently Schoolhouse print came out with directions for sizing up. So, I used that and made this one toddler sized and its fits perfectly.
I used Classic Elite Alpaca wool that I had on hand and this took about 2 1/2 skeins.
It's a light weight worsted. I think a larger stitch count worsted would work out nicely for a size bigger.
The buttons are vintage shell also from my collection.