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January 26, 2007

Darn Cute

Who can resist knitting baby sweaters?  They're fast, fun, and just so darn cute! 

This one is for nona-niece-due-in-March. If she's anything like her parents, she'll be a San Franciscan with a sense of style -- one who will appreciate a sweater in non-traditional baby colors.  The sweater is a modern take on Elizabeth Z's classic baby sweater from Knitter's Almanac.  The garter stitch yoke and edges are knit in Koigu and the lace pattern in Rowan's 4-Ply Wool.  These two yarns mix well together, having a similar weight and twist.

Just So Darn Cute!

January 26, 2007 in Knitting for the nona-nieces, Project - Elizabeth Z. | Permalink


It's beautifuL!

Posted by: Melinda | Jan 27, 2007 9:12:52 AM

Great color combo. Hooray for non-traditional babies!

Posted by: Ashley | Jan 27, 2007 9:18:32 AM

this is just gorgeous - when you say a modern take, did you actually change the pattern much? i'd love to make this.

Posted by: atia | Jan 27, 2007 9:20:08 AM

Wow, that little sweater sure does look good with the contrasting yarns. Nice work!

Posted by: Cathi Myers | Jan 27, 2007 9:23:56 AM

That little sweater is adorable! I wish I had babies to knit for!!!

Posted by: carrie | Jan 27, 2007 9:28:46 AM

Aah, vraiment très joli! Bébé sera super-chic ;-)

Posted by: Sophie | Jan 27, 2007 9:33:55 AM

I think this is my favorite baby sweater. It looks fantastic in the non-traditional colors!

Posted by: Jennifer | Jan 27, 2007 9:44:35 AM

this sweater is so cool! I'd wear it! ;) I'm sure your niece will look fab in it!

Posted by: rhoda | Jan 27, 2007 9:53:58 AM

Great colors...makes for a sweetly unique baby sweater!

Posted by: knittingphilistine | Jan 27, 2007 9:55:13 AM

It's beautiful! I love those colors!

Posted by: Mary-Heather | Jan 27, 2007 10:09:00 AM

Super cute!

Posted by: Arleta | Jan 27, 2007 10:17:09 AM

cute and beautifull!

Posted by: knitting ajour | Jan 27, 2007 10:52:55 AM

I was looking at that pattern just this morning. Yours is adorable! The color choices are very fun.

Posted by: Leslie | Jan 27, 2007 11:06:07 AM

wonderful - love the choice of yarns. It is great to see beautiful work not restrained by "baby" color yarns.

Posted by: Heather | Jan 27, 2007 11:40:59 AM

Lovely! Non-traditional baby colors are great.

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 27, 2007 11:47:33 AM

What a great color combination - I need to knit one myself and have yet to try that one. The lace pattern is just beautiful, just like flower petals. I have an expecting friend, who is hoping for a girl, maybe the act of knitting the sweater and thinking feminine thoughts will make it so.

Posted by: Sonya | Jan 27, 2007 1:36:11 PM

That is one of the nicest baby sweaters I've ever seen - I love the non-traditional colours - and they won't show the spit-up like insipid pastels.

Posted by: Ruth | Jan 27, 2007 3:40:28 PM

This is so pretty, the contrasing yarn is a good idea.

Posted by: erin | Jan 27, 2007 5:35:59 PM

I love it. I really like the way that the colors update the classic look.

Posted by: nicole | Jan 27, 2007 6:39:09 PM

I really like that sweater and those colors are great. I just received that book the other day and have the baby sweater on my list to knit soon.

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 27, 2007 6:44:13 PM

Beautiful sweater! I love the color selection!

Posted by: Shannon | Jan 27, 2007 7:01:55 PM

That really is just darn cute!

Posted by: tiennie | Jan 27, 2007 8:00:38 PM

What a wonderful idea for EZ's baby sweater. It's one of my favorites to knit for babies but it never occured to me to change the yoke color! Brilliant!!

Posted by: Gina | Jan 27, 2007 8:21:24 PM

That is just perfectly lovely!

Posted by: Jen | Jan 27, 2007 9:21:28 PM


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