Yea! It's an honest to goodness FO! I'm really happy with the way this one turned out - it's been in my head for awhile and to finally get the little set knit up, I'm happy it came out the way I had imagined in my head all this time.
Elizabeth Zimmerman February Baby Sweater
Actual Knit Time: Two Weeks, on and off Needles: US7 Addi's
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Mint, 3 skeins and I used every last end.
Buttons: 6 celtic style from walmart
Interested in more info? I also talked a little bit about the sweater, here and here
Final Note: Very cute pattern, perhaps there was a little too much "pith" in the instructions but after reading this post here, everything became clear - go read it if you make this sweater! AND in a whole 'nother level of cuteness, this one really inspired me, isn't it cute??
Modifications: I downsized the pattern by 1 increase repeat to end up with only 112 stitches to make it a bit more small baby rather than toddler sized based on my yarn/needle choices. Therefore, I had to re-jigger the numbers and after some ratio calculating (I'll spare you the details unless you're interested) ended up with this number of stitches in each part- 4 (garter stitch edge), 14 (front), 21 (arm), 42 (back), 21 (arm), 14 (other front), 4 (garter stitch edge).
----To go with my little set, I made up a little EZ Inspired Matching Hat. You will need her book, knitter's almanac, or any other book that has the pattern, in order to have her gull stitch pattern, I've just put down some helpful numbers below.----
EZ Inspired Matching February Baby Sweater Hat -
Pattern Note - According to this site, a baby of 3-6 months has a head that is about 14-17inches.
My gauge is 5sts inch on US 7 needles on Magic Loop.
Therefore, since I wanted to make a small size, 14inches * 5sts inch gauge = 70 stitches. I started with that number and since my yarn grows a bit after blocking, I went down seven stitches to 63. **Note - you can go down or up as many stitches as you want, as long as the number you CO is a multiple of 7. Make it your own! =)
CO 63 sts on DPN's or 16" circular or magic loop on US 7 needle
Join in round, place marker, and purl first round. Continue in garter stitch in round (knit 1 round, purl 1 round) until brim reaches approx 1.5 inches, or until you want to stop.
Then, Knit 1 round plain and start gull stitch pattern as shown in Knitter's Almanac page 29, knit all rows 1-7. Where you would normally purl on the odd rows, knit those rows instead because you are knitting in the round.
Continue knitting in pattern for approx 4 inches, or until you are happy with the depth of the hat. Ending with pattern row 4, knit 1 round plain.
Grab a yarn needle and cut yarn, leaving approx 8 inch tail. Thread yarn tail through eye of needle. Draw yarn through all stitches on your knitting needles and pull tight, closing the loop at the top.
Weave in ends, put on cute baby and enjoy!