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March 14, 2009

I’m working on a new sweater for Maggie.  It looked like this a few days ago:

rainbow hearts

At first I thought it would be a vest, but then I started knitting sleeves.  It was strange how I just started knitting them without really thinking it all through.

But it’s all coming along nicely.  I don’t have a firm plan for the yoke decreases.  I have joined the sleeves in and I’m knitting one stripe of navy blue hearts before I make any decisions.  I’ve done a fair bit of knitting then unraveling, knitting then unraveling, ad nauseum.  I am fully prepared to knit the yoke to completion then unraveling it to make it right.

I’ve got Spun Out #4 – Child’s Yoke Sweater from Schoolhouse Press as a guide.  Did you know that all those Spun Out designs are only $1 (besides the BSJ, which is understandable).  What a deal!  I ordered a bunch of them a few weeks ago and I think maybe I should order the rest.

This yoke obsession that I’m feeling is inspired by two things.  One, I’m going to teach a class on how to knit a “custom pullover for your kid” at my LYS, so I need to make sure I’m on the ball with these EZ patterns.  And two, surely you’ve seen the new design  Paper Dolls by Kate at Needled.  First the owls, and now paper dolls?  I am super excited to see what she does next.

yoke baby

That’s where I am now, knitting straight before any big decreasing decisions.  The rain outside pretty much guarantees that there will be yoke action today.  Yay!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. crimsonpurl permalink
    March 14, 2009 1:18 pm

    Wow!! I am just luvin’ it!!!! Can’t wait to see your precious girl model it! :o)

  2. Katie permalink
    March 14, 2009 1:51 pm

    How adorable and so very “unvent-ful”! What an inspiration you are. I’m totally not into knitting lately—with the warm weather and all I’ve turned to sewing again. I’ve been meaning to tell you, I bought the Kendall yoke dress pattern for Addie FINALLY, after having your post about it saved in bloglines forever (2 years?). I love it! I made it without the collar this week for Addie and it’s just precious. So thanks for finding and sewing the pattern first. I knew it would be a winner. 🙂

  3. wazzuki permalink
    March 15, 2009 9:20 am

    This is *wonderful*

  4. March 15, 2009 12:47 pm

    It’s so pretty! You have inspired me to knit something with happy hearts too! Great work.

  5. March 15, 2009 5:32 pm

    You are such a rock star! I can’t believe you can just whip that out without a definite pattern. I would be sweating. 🙂

  6. March 15, 2009 10:30 pm

    stunning and gorgeous! i love it.

  7. March 16, 2009 10:42 pm

    Oh my gosh – how cute is that? Love the colors!

  8. March 19, 2009 7:37 am

    Love the heart sweater. I’m in the final stages of a watermelon childs sweater pattern I’m working on. Sweater knitting is done awaiting good day light to take a subasembly photos before sewing the seams for underarms and sides. Maybe today the sun will shine. We seemed to get a few minutes of it yesterday but I missed the window.

  9. March 20, 2009 9:41 pm

    Oh, okay, I saw this sweater in all of its completed glory on flickr. Um, gorgeous.

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