This monday was the last meeting of my baby sweater class and all of the students left well on their way to being finished. Here are Margaret, Priscilla and Diane with their sweaters. They might be a little tired from all of that sewing up.
I love seeing how the pattern came out with all of the different color combinations, not to mention the cute buttons they each chose. Again, we were working from my Crochet Layette pattern in the Fall 2010 issue of Knit Simple, which is on newsstands now. The students had a good grasp of color changing by the end of this class, and managing the strands was worth it for the cuteness factor.
Here’s my finished sweater. I shortened the sleeves and added a scalloped edging to the bottom. There are so many easy ways to personalize this project, one of my other students made hers in a neutral palette for a “surprise” gender baby, and we’re going to add flowers later if it’s a girl.
If you end up making a sweater, please send me a link or photo, I’d love to see it. And if you missed this class, don’t worry- I’ll be offering it again in a month or two.