Pretty in Pink- The Sweater

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I finished up the knitting, but it’s still in desperate need of blocking.  I can’t wait to see how the lace opens up once that’s done, but I’ll wait until the matching bonnet is completed and block them together.

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It took less than one skein of the Cascade Heritage to make the swatch and sweater.  I’m guessing around 400yds, but I haven’t measured the leftover yet.

I spent a bit of time trying to decide what bind off to use on the cuffs.  I wanted something that was stretchy, but that blended in with the garter stitch and was nice and flat.  So instead of a sewn BO or Jenny’s stretchy BO (which I like using), I tried an elastic BO* and really liked working it.  It’s fast and easy to memorize. I’ll definitely use it again.

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Cuff Bind Off

Pre-Blocked Measurements

Shoulder to Hem: 8 1/2″

Width at underarm: 7 3/4″

Underarm to Cuff: 3 3/4″

* Elastic Bind Off: Work the first 2 sts, sl them purlwise (together) back to the left needle, work the sts together tbl, work next stitch, sl them purlwise, etc, etc

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12 responses to “Pretty in Pink- The Sweater

    • Thanks! It’s so. . . tiny! It’ll block out a bit bigger with all that lace, though. It should be the perfect size to wear right away.

      • I’m sure Ella will be able to use it for at least a month. I knit Eva a tiny newborn sweater, and she was still able to wear it at 3 months. Wool is pretty forgiving.

  1. That’s an interesting BO. Looking forward to seeing FO pics once blocked too :) … I’ve also nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! Click here for more info: http://knittingwithheart.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/the- wonderful-team-member-readership-award-nominees ❤

  2. I can’t quite tell but is that raspberry pattern on the cardigan? It is very pretty.

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