m’s winter sweater

4T!!  he’s getting so big.

anyhow, vacation knitting. i’ve convinced my mom to make him a sweater too so he will have two next winter.
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he likes blue quite a bit. the blue is bfl i dyed, the yellowy green is rainbow chard and the other two are random stash yarns. i sewed in all the ends, but didn’t graft the underarms… and i want to try it on him one more time before i commit to that neck.

i’ve pretty much finished a sweater for w too, just haven’t found the right buttons.

tiny circles

i’ve never done a swap over ravelry before and this one was made up for my swap partner in the due in April 2014 group.  we had to include a finished knit of some sort.  swapping is so fun!
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i could not have been better matched, than with this fabulous fiber artista. she loves wool, doesn’t use superwash, and didn’t find out if it was a boy or a girl but was vaguely using this color scheme for the babe’s room.  i made it 12 month size, since i figured that would last through next winter.  and some day i’ll write up the pattern. promise ;)
tiny circles
have i told you how much i love colorwork?  originally i thought i’d make a vest, but realized the only vest i’d be happy with is one that included steeks, and i haven’t done those yet.  so next on my learning agenda – steeks!  so i can make colorwork vests and sweaters into cardigans.  made from all my hand dyed sport weight yarns, of course.  raveled here.

Herbaly

sport herbaly
A garter stitch kimono jacket with contrasting button band, asymmetrical neck option, and lots of room to grow. This pattern includes exact instructions for Sport and Aran weight options, as well as schematics and measurements for other yarn weights and gauges.

Sport Weight Version
Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light, Snapdragon Sport, or another sport weight yarn, 385(450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 650) yds [352(411.5, 434.3, 457.2, 480, 503, 594.4) m] and a bit of contrasting color for the front band
Needles: size 7 US [4.5 mm] circular needle, or whatever size needle you need to get gauge
Gauge: 5.25 sts/in. [2.5 cm]
Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18, 24, 2, 4) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3, 50.8, 53.3, 58.4) cm]

Aran Weight Version
Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard or another aran weight yarn, 285(330, 350, 370, 390, 410, 475) yds [260.6(302, 320, 338.3, 356.6, 375, 434.3) m] and a bit of contrasting color for the front band
Needles: size 10 US [6 mm] circular needle, or whatever size needle you need to get gauge
Gauge: 15.5 sts/4 in. [10.2 cm]
Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18, 24, 2, 4) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3, 50.8, 53.3, 58.4) cm]

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a seven page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.

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on ravelry here.
herbaly aran
Additional Note: After putting the 3 month old size on my 3 month old, the asymmetrical neck seems wide on that size baby. For the smallest sizes, I think the V neck will fit better. Or another solution might be to make a size smaller sweater, since it’s so roomy to begin with. Also note, the sleeves needed to be rolled up.

the plan

i have a plan. it includes publishing 2 more patterns and getting 3 more patterns out to test knitters before this baby is ready to come. think i can make it? here’s a sneak peek – hat, mittens, kiddo sized sweater (not baby!)
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sadly, the fogt baby wrap kits have been put on hold because my hips aren’t cooperating. if you really want one, send me an email to cosymakes(!at)gmail(dot!)com and we can discuss it. i did get some done before my hips started misbehaving and making a couple of kits for folks won’t kill me.

Fogt Baby Wrap

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(photo credit to the baby’s mama – lauren)

A sweet little big buttoned, blank canvas of a sport weight sweater to wrap a sweet wee one in.

Yarn: Cosymakes Rainbow Chard Light or Snapdragon Sport, 280(320, 360, 430) yds [256(292.6, 329.2, 393) m] or other sport weight yarns, divided over as many colors as desired and a bit of contrasting color for the front band

Needles: size 5 US [3.75 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] or longer circular, or whatever size needle you need to get gauge, and double-pointed needles of the same size

Gauge: 6 sts per inch [2.5 cm]

Sizes: 3 mo. (6, 12, 18) or chest size 16(17, 18, 19) in. [40.6(43.2, 45.7, 48.3)] cm

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, a three page automatic download in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.

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see it on Ravelry here. kits will be available in the next couple of weeks!
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note: the pattern includes optional arm shaping for the two larger sizes.