Patterns are for pansies.

I did it! I graduated from dishcloths and diaper soakers and knit my very first (and boy am I proud of it) sweater!

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Yeah, so it already has food on it and you can’t see the cute cuffs in this pic and he’s SCREAMING HIS FOOL HEAD OFF, (its sooo tough being two!) but I think you can clearly see that this is one stylish sweater! I freaking love it.

(I swear – the screaming has nothing to do with the sweater. See – he tried it on with no problem when it was still a WIP –

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– he just wanted the camera. Period. I remember taking some great pictures of my feet when Jaynie and I went through a similar stage.)

Details: Knit on size 6 addi’s with Elsebeth Lavold cotton patine (Thanks Julie!) I followed this tute, but with less math and more “ohpleaseohpleaseohplease let this fit” (and, obviously, without cutting it open at the end.) No pattern, no seaming – just knitting in the round and hoping for the best.  After I did the bind off… I had a sweater!  Amazing!

I am sooooo pleased with this.  Now if only he’d stay still so I could get a decent picture…

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Sigh.  Maybe tomorrow.

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3 responses to “Patterns are for pansies.

  1. Congrats on The First Sweater 🙂 It’s a perfect fit! Now make one for yourself? 😉

  2. Ha. That is both a lot of knitting and a lot of yarn. What good is having tiny children if you don’t make all your projects pint-sized? 😉

  3. Great sweater (and for a first too!!) Love the pics.

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