gwen. in green.

Monday, August 11, 2008

It is a simple A-line baby sweater.  All in stockinette.  On size *8* needles. I am in love.

I cast on for this last Monday. I finished it on Saturday.  And blocked it on Sunday.   Truly one of the most rewarding little sweaters I have ever made.  I also think that A-line cut is so cute. So cute that I wish it came in adult sizes.  I'll just have to see what I can do about that.
The skinny:
Yarn:  I chose Rialto Aran.  Instead of the Cashmerino Aran. (I thought the color choices that my yarn store had in stock were better for a baby.)
Size:  12-18 months
Needles:  size 8 circular (I also did the neck on 8's instead of the recommended 7's.)
For:  A friend who had a baby last August.  Better late than never.  
Next up.  Gwen.  In purple.

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69 comments

  1. Oh, it looks gorgeous - and I bet your friend will be psyched to get something that pretty now, when the baby is past the spitting up stage!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this little sweater!! I just may have to buy this pattern and give it a try myself. :)

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  3. This sweater is gorgeous, Leslie! Those buttons are perfect for it too.

    Tanya

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  4. The sweater is beautiful. I love the buttons and the contrast finish work. Nice job!

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  5. Just lovely! The color combo is very refreshing -- reminds me of the forest.

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  6. Gwen is adorable! And I just love working with the DB Aran. It's very spoingy and just a pleasure! The buttons are great; I'm sure that little girl will be very stylish.

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  7. lucky friend, and even luckier baby. I love the colour, and the contrast banding too.

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  8. It's adorable!

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  9. Beautiful...wonderful cut, fabulous colors & the perfect buttons.

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  10. You can't beat Debbie's patterns for baby gifts! Everything she has is adorable! This is beautiful and I'm sure the baby will look great in it!

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  11. Sweet little sweater! I love the buttons and the color you chose.

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  12. if you turn this pattern into an adult size, i will cast on for it immediately!

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  13. What a lovely sweater!

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  14. That is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are so talented!!

    Blessings,
    Ronnie

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  15. Love this sweater! So not baby-ish. An adult size would be so fun to make and wear!! As always, nice job.

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  16. Oh, wow. That is beyond adorable, Leslie. Your friend will love it. And it's not too late. It's right on time :o)

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  17. So cute! Perfect for a stylish baby:)

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  18. Oh, oh, oh, love that! I have noticed the a-line making a come back and it always reminds me of pictures of my older sister as a toddler. She had some of the cutest sweaters that shape. Cannot wait to see the next one. =-)

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  19. So adorable! Can't wait to see the purple version!

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  20. I love the a-line, too. Beautiful choice of buttons!

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  21. Oh my Goodness that is Gorgeous!!!!!! WOW!

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  22. That is so beautiful. I love the shape and the color choices. Just perfect.

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  23. So pretty! I can absolutely see it as an adult cardigan!

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  24. The sweater is gorgeous. I want the adult version in the very same colors!

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  25. Oooo - want! Debbie Bliss has such great baby patterns. I love the colors too - soft and yummy. This is totally going in my queue for the new niece!

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  26. Too cute! I love the idea of making it adult size.

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  27. Perfectly adorable!

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  28. oh beautiful! You seams look great too! I have so much trouble with the sleeves, they never seem to line up right.

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  29. It's really sweet. You're right-- it would look good as an adult sweater too!

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  30. Leslie, that sweater is truly lovely! And I couldn't agree more about adult sizes--too cute!

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  31. Very cute! There is something about the simple lines that will let the baby cuteness show right through.

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  32. It just shocks me that someone can really do this quality of knitting. I seriously don't know anyone that has mastered anything beyond hats, scarves, maybe socks. It is beautiful!

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  33. beautiful and simple. it's wonderful! I would also like one in my size. how cute would that be??

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  34. It is super-cute. Great color choice, too.

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  35. That is adorable! Just love it!

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  36. Refreshing sweater!And quick to knit too!

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  37. totally cute of course! i like that you are making it in greens and purples...not the expected baby colors!

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple accents. Can't wait to see the purple gwen. Keep up the great and inspiring work.

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  39. That looks adorable. I love Debbie Bliss yarn. Can't wait to see the purple, what color trim will you do?
    oh, and I'm back from England :-) We had a great time.

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  40. omg - so cute, leslie!
    when i saw the photo on flickr with you casting on, i thought it was rialto, but then doubted myself. but hey, i really did know! ha! i love that yarn - it's so squishy.

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  41. How lovely that is! Will the purple one have black trim too? Great buttons. :^)

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  42. gorgeous!

    and cant wait to see the purple

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  43. Love your new blog header photo, simple and oh so sweet! The baby cardi looks so pretty - I love A line cardis too.

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  44. such a wonderful knit, really great! and that purple looks yummy too!

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  45. It's darling! I can already envision the photoshoot with it on the baby.

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  46. That is beautiful.

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  47. Very pretty. Can't believe you knit that fast! I love the fact that you made it green. It is great to see little ones in something else besides the pink and blue or yellow :)

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  48. Adorable! And just look at your perfectly smooth stockinette!

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  49. So sweet, I do wish I had time to knit!

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  50. Debbie Bliss is bliss :-)

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  51. The sweater is perfect. Even though you said it was simple, it's the color choices and the bands that really set it off. Sometimes simple and classic is way better than tons of color and crazy patterns. Nice job!

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  52. so cute, makes me want a girl

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  53. I'll add my voice to the throng and say how spectacular your green Gwen is!

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  54. gorgeous!

    and flintknits on ravelry has modified the Eliz. Zimmerman feb baby sweater for adults, and it appears to be quite similar to the debbie bliss.
    here's the link to her website, where the free pdf is:
    http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=151

    i have modified it to use a seed stitch border and stockinette for the yoke, and it is an easily modified pattern.

    happy knitting!

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  55. Oh it is absolutely gorgeous. I just know what to knit for a friend's baby girl now. I will have to find the book amongst my knitting patterns first though. I love the colors you chose too and I am sure a purple one will look just as beautiful too.

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  56. beautiful sweater, leslie!
    love it!

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  57. it's wonderful. i love the color combination.

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  58. Very cute... taken up to an adult size I think this could be the next February Lady sweater.

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  59. So so cute! Love the colors.

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  60. Great colors! My boyfriend (a new and amazing one!)'s sister just had a beautiful baby girl on Saturday and I am itching to knit her something cute for when she is a little older! Great little cardi!

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  61. Oh, that's just beautiful! This next baby is a boy (most probably...) but I'm thinking my 21 month old sweetie just might need one of these very soon...

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  62. How pretty you little sweater turned out and simple to boot. Love it.

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  63. Your sweater is really great and I love the color! And I think your friend would love a gift now.

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  64. The sweater is soooo cute! What a nice gift. I am sure the mother of the baby will love it.

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