Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rose Garden Offset Wraplan

Your eyes do not deceive you! This is a finished object!



Isn't it pretty? I think the little flower-shaped buttons set it off perfectly.



Yes, it is a Christmas present, but since the intended recipient isn't even a year old yet, she probably doesn't read my blog and I hope her mommy can keep her mouth shut.

The Particulars:

Pattern: Offset Wraplan (Rav link)
Size: 6 - 9 month size (not sure about this - I got gauge, but this looks awfully big)
Needles: Size 5 circulars and then DPNs
Yarn: Patons Decor in 'Rose Garden' and Red Heart Soft Solids in 'Wine' for edging

I had a lot of problems with this pattern - and that isn't to say that pattern is difficult - it isn't, and it makes a lovely little sweater, but it seems to me that the math is off in so many places. They were easy fixes, however - I have knit enough top-down raglan sweaters that I was able to work through the counter-intuitive moments.

There are some great examples of this sweater on Ravelry, and that is where I got the idea for the three buttons at the top rather than buttons all the way down. I think it is easier for babies and makes a swing-coat like shape.

Enjoy!

17 comments:

jae said...

I think the modifications to the buttons is cute. I'm sure the baby (and mom) will love it!

Disco said...

Jo, this is SO adorable. Love it.

Nell said...

Very cute! And very wearable for a little one.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! One lucky little baby girl!

tara said...

Oh, under a year. So its small? Not in adult size?. That sweater would make me learn how to knit. Super cute.

Zonda said...

So cute! Love the colors!

Teri said...

You are funny! And I hope it's me who can keep my mouth shut, because D would look gorgeous in it - did I mention she looks great in the red spectrum??!! :)

Jo said...

Hmmm... just how many little girls do I know under the age of 1?

Trillian42 said...

So cute!

Bezzie said...

Ooo! That is very cute!!! I like it!

Life's a Stitch said...

Very pretty. Love the colours.

Anonymous said...

Jo that is gorgeous! Is it for Dharma? Great job! Jaimes

kemtee said...

oooo wittle pink sweater!!! verra nice. piccies of it on the intended giftee after the holidays?

Beverly said...

That is the cutest sweater EVER! I have to make one for my niece.

Suzanne said...

It's also REALLY cute! I love it!

Tami said...

Hi Jo,

That is a wonderful sweater.
Great Job. I hope all is well with you since the last time I wrote.

The easiest hat pattern I found online is by Crazy Aunt Pearl.
Here is the link:
http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/easy_rollbrim_k_1.php

She shows photos of the steps and walks through the pattern nicely.

Tami said...

Oops looks like the link did not fully go on the comment

here is a link from ravelry patterns It is called easy rolled brim hat.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-roll-brim-knit-hat