Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Best Sweater I've Ever Made

The design for this sweater comes from Knitting on Top of the World. (Yes, this is the ONE thing I've made from that book) As I said in yesterday's post, I'm a big anglophile. And who doesn't love argyle?? When I heard that my friend Kim was having a boy, I knew I had to make this sweater. She was definitely going to have a preppy kid, and what's more preppy than little argyle designs on the elbows??

I had knitted with 2 colors of yarn before, but this was my first time knitting with 3. It is pretty time consuming. When you're knitting with multiple colors, the strings intertwine so after each row you have to go back and untangle them. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and picked colors that matched what was in the book.

It took me a few months to make, but I LOVE the design. The braid on the collar is just TOO cute. The book also had fun ideas on how to use a baby sweater when it no longer fits the baby - put it on a stuffed animal, or wear it as a hat (you just tie the arms together at the top). 

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