Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunshine Cables


I just finished this little yellow cabled sweater yesterday. (Please note the kid is in her bathing suit and not her underpants. LOL) Actually, to be honest, I finished knitting it almost a month ago but didn't sew the seams until yesterday. I'm so bad about seaming. I always put it off and I really don't know why. Because it's really not that bad. I guess it's just that I much prefer the knitting part.

I really loved this pattern. It's Bow Wow #152 QK by Minnowknits. I knit the size 2 (which is why it's so small on the littlest princess) for the lovely lady who commissioned me to knit sweaters for her grandsons. I will be knitting a size 6 in navy (I think it was navy) really soon. This one was knit in Cascade 220 and was so much fun. The cables keep it interesting enough and it goes really fast. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the 3 needle bind off for the shoulders and the way the sleeves are picked up. I think the sleeves would have looked much better had they been sewn in instead of picked up. What do you think?

14 comments:

Devonshire said...

That is gorgeous! Those cables are fabulous. Don't you just love cabling?

Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

That sweater looks great! Now I am feeling all inspired to go knit one for my own little one.

I am a huge fan of the three-needle bind-off. It makes a very strong connection--and it results in less seaming, too! :) (Like you, I am not big on the seaming...) Eaton really loves the picked-up sleeves, and I thought they were weird the first time I knit one of her patterns, but I've grown quite fond of them. Again, you end up with less seaming, and I think the resulting connection looks spiffy (as it does on your yellow sweater).

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's cool! And one happy kid. Well done!

Lisa said...

The sweater looks great on her! What a perfect fit!

Valerie Smith said...

Lovely job, and the picked up sleeve sts look great from here. What a fine FO! thanks so much for sharing with the knitlist.

Valerie

Melissa said...

I love the sweater. I can't wait until I can start knitting larger items for my niece (want to wait until we can tell what color her hair is going to be as she doesn't have any yet). Thanks for reminding me that sock yarn doesn't count.

Carol in WI said...

You should be proud of yourself! The sweater is gorgeous and so is the wearer.

Sharon said...

what a cable-licious sweater! I love the color too.

Leslie said...

Beautiful work as always, Kerry. I'm a real fan of three needle bind off and picking up stitches for sleeves? A pain but no seams :)

Shelley said...

Gorgeous!!! And you're little girl is a sweetie too.
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Maia said...

Love that sweater! The color is fabulous! Sorry you didn't like the three needle bind off; it is very handy and sturdy. I will avoid sewing in set-in sleeves whenever possible. They drive me nuts. So I think that the picked up stitches look great. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Maureen said...

Oh! That is so beautiful! Can't wait to see it in navy as well! Great job!

Anonymous said...

What an lovely sweater! And the littlest princess looks quite good in it, even if it's not hers.

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Heatherly said...

the yarn is a perfect colour for her hair!