Monday, January 19, 2009

The designer in me.

There are knit designs brewing over here.

I debated knitting this gorgeous kids sweater for my goddaughter and her sister. The girls will be turning 8 in a few weeks. I can't even tell you how old that makes me feel...anyway, by the time I order the book, and the yarn...knit 2 sweaters...I will be cutting it way to close.
So, remembering that their mom had given me some yarn that she was going to knit them something out of...
(She bought the yarn a few years ago and then she never knit the pattern and now they have grown so much she surrendered the yarn to me to figure something out.)
I thought I better come up with my own design.

I decided on a top down sweater. Simple.

I loved the big ribbed cowl on the other sweater...so why not knit a big ribbed cowl neck?!

I also love the look of yo increases for the raglan sleeves...especially in a chunkier yarn.



raglan increases



One is complete!



blue belle sweater #1



The twins were here on the weekend so I was able to size them up...so far so good.

The sweater is not the only other knit design I have in mind...there are a few accessories I am hoping to write up over the next couple weeks. Sketches are done...a few swatches...I just need to knit them up...

4 comments:

Rasa said...

Lucky the nieces to have such a nice auntie!

Luni said...

Very nice! I'll envy the nieces as I eagerly wait to see your designs.

Brenda said...

That looks like a great kids sweater. It is fun to deign your own, isn't it? It is also very freeing, to be able to adjust and change as you knit rather than following someone else's instructions.

Meg said...

it looks great - i still am trying to ace seams