Babies And Bears sweater

A colleague is having a baby in July. In June it occurred to me that July is in the none-to-distant future, and I’d better get a-knittin’.

This is the Babies And Bears sweater from Cottage Creations, knit in Cascade Sierra in colors 47 (turquoise blue) and 48 (lime green). (Such nice Persistent Illusion colors, eh?)

This sweater was a really fun knit. I love knitting baby things, anyway — they are so little and cute! The Babies And Bears sweater is knit in two sections from the ends of the arms in to the center. The two sections are Kitchenered together up the back while the rest of the stitches remain live. Then the hood is knit starting from the still-live neck stitches and Kitchenered at the top. The trim is added last from the still-live stitches around the edge, and then you bind off at the very end. I hate picking up stitches, and with all of the stitches remaining live until the end, this construction kept the picking up to a very minimum. It was fun, fun, fun!

Maybe, just maybe, there are a pair of little socks in some leftover-and-stashed Cascade fixation in a bright turquoise (ball band long ago lost).

The Particulars:

  • Yarn: Cascade Sierra — 80% Pima cotton, 20% wool, 100g / 192 yds per skein — in colors 47 (turquoise blue) and 48 (lime green) — most of two green and a tiny bit of one blue. (Such nice Persistent Illusion colors, eh?)
  • Needles: Addi Lace Needles, US#6 (4mm).
  • Pattern: Babies And Bears sweater from Cottage Creations
  • Modifications from pattern:
    • None (believe it or not), other than to knit the trim in a contrasting color.

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