FO: Stripey Baby Sweater (with snaps!)

I am feeling so ill right now that I don’t even care that these pictures are horrible (no natural light today). I am also so overwhelmed by the cuteness of this sweater that I must share it right now!

I’ll blame this all later on being sick!

I posted about finishing the knitting of this sweater a while back, but I had not done any of the finishing work. I put it off because I had to go out and buy some things — coordinating ribbon and a snap applicator and snaps — and I was trying to stay out of the fabric store[s]. Once I finished Something RedPurple though, I had to get a button for it, so I combined that task with also purchasing the snaps and ribbon for this sweater.

I am very, very happy with the fact that this sweater turned out exactly as I envisoned it.


stripey goodness
stripey baby goodness

Details:

Pattern:

my own, though Debbie Bliss’ Simply Baby has a very similar pattern worked flat instead of almost completely in the round.

Size:

I’m guessing 3-6mos. It’s about 9.5″ across, but you know how baby sizes differ!

Yarn:

Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Watermelon and Reef – 1.5 balls of Watermelon, 1 ball of Reef.

Needles:

I think I used my Knit Picks Options, US7 for the entire sweater. I magic looped when I had to.

Started-Finished:

Knitting portion: mid-Feb 2007 – 4 March 2007
Actually finished: 25 April 2007

Modifications:

Well, these are more features than modifications since this was my own winged “pattern.”

As I said in the previous post on this sweater:

I knit it from the bottom up in the round (not bothering to correct the stripe jogs), split at the armscye and worked the front and back flat. Then I picked up the stitches at the shoulder and knit the sleeves down to the cuff. Finally, I picked up and knit the front and back necklines (separately). The body and the cuffs have splits in the garter stitch edging for look. I am planning to add ribbon to the shoulders and then install snaps.

After weaving in the ends and purchasing very cute butterfly coordinating ribbon and snaps (solid green!), I hand-sewed ribbon to the visible inside parts of the snap band over both shoulders. I then installed 7/16″ snaps.

snappy!
snappy!
how snappy!

I’m really happy with how it worked out, even though my hand-sewing could be better and I wish I had made the sleeve jogs on the right sleeve show up towards the back of the sweater, not the front. But hey. It’s still really cute and hopefully not too little or too much girly for the niece-on-the-way!

I had considered writing up a pattern for it but due to the similarities to the Debbie Bliss pattern, I think I will skip it.

I cannot wait to give this to the parents and later, to see it on my niece!

18 Comments so far

  1. Kara on April 26th, 2007

    Stripey cuteness! How darling. And that snaps are just perfect.

    Lucky baby!

  2. E on April 26th, 2007

    OMG, the ribbon! :) *heart*

  3. caitlyn on April 26th, 2007

    Oh wow! The sweater is gorgeous!! Your niece is one lucky, lucky recipient!

  4. Kristin on April 26th, 2007

    ohhhhhh, so cute!

  5. Jess on April 26th, 2007

    Cute!

  6. knittingphilistine on April 26th, 2007

    oh, love! what a great color combo! and the snaps! the snaps!

  7. joy on April 26th, 2007

    lurve the butterfly ribbon, and the colors, and the stripes. lucky kid.

  8. Andrea on April 26th, 2007

    Cute! I hope you feel better soon!

  9. Dawn on April 27th, 2007

    Love the snappy tape idea. The colors are so kiddie, really nice!

  10. stacey on April 27th, 2007

    That is absolutely adorable!!!! I love the snap detail!

  11. gleek on April 27th, 2007

    very cute! where did you get the snaps?

  12. kelp! on April 27th, 2007

    Snaps and knitwear, hmm, interesting. What a cool idea to attach them to ribbon, rather than piercing your knitting. The sweater is super cute and bright, it will definitely keep your nephew’s interest!

  13. Emilee on April 28th, 2007

    SUCH CUTENESS!

  14. Julie on April 29th, 2007

    Jess that is just so adorable!!!

  15. Delia on April 30th, 2007

    The ribbon caught my eyes, what a clever idea.I’d have just put the snaps straight on. New thing learned!

  16. chloe on July 17th, 2007

    Wonderful little sweater.
    Please, write up the pattern. I will definitely knit it if you share your pattern.

  17. sally on July 18th, 2007

    Me too!!!
    I would love to knit your pattern for this delightful baby garment.
    Please, do write up the pattern.
    Many knitters will be grateful.
    Sally

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