Thursday, February 08, 2007

Trellis


Well, as you can see, I went with the classic look. Thanks for your input! A full half (?) of those who left a comment preferred the little orange balls, and I seriously considered using them. But in the end, I felt they were just not quite substantial enough. (I do love them, though, so you'll see them again someday on some other project.) Anyway, it's really about the knitting, right?


To recap, this is the smallest (6-month) size of the Knitty pattern Trellis, knit on 4mm needles with one 225g ball of EcoFil yarn (75% cotton, 25% acrylic). I followed the pattern exactly, except for adding a slipped selvedge stitch at the collar edge. It's a bit stiff, even though I put some hair conditioner into the water I soaked it in before blocking. And it's hard for me to believe it's big enough to fit anybody, but I suppose babies really are this small for about five minutes.


(Fisher Price dog included for scale, which will only be helpful to those familiar with the 1970s-era Fisher Price dog. The sweater measures 9.5 inches from shoulder to hem and is about 18 inches around the body.)

34 comments:

Barbara-Kay said...

Lovely work! Congratulations! And yes, it should certainly fit through the worst of the cold.

carolyn said...

great color: love seeing baby clothes in bright colors rather than stupid pastels.

Michelle said...

I love it--I especially love the bright colors in the winter. Brava!

Jenn said...

It looks great! The color is all kinds of fabulous.

Joan said...

That sweater is truly adorable. Great job!

LaurieM said...

Cute, cute, cute! And I remember that little dog. My brother and I had the barn set as children. He bought the modern one as a gift for my children, but it just wasn't the same.

Adrian said...

Aw, it's so sweet!

meegiemoo said...

I had that dog! My mom might still have it.

The sweater looks really good.

Veronique said...

Too cute! Good choice in buttons, even if you didn't listen to us...

goodkarma said...

Aww, it's perfect! I love orange on babies. I just packed Peanut's Trellis away last night. Boooo. It looked great on her for a couple of months or so.

gleek said...

it's totally adorable! i'm sure the recipient will wear it in style :)

Robin said...

Beautiful! I love the orange - what a great colour for a little one!

Beth (big geek) said...

oh my god dot com! That is very cute!

Cheryl said...

I love it! And the buttons are really the perfect size, I can see why the little orange ones didn't work. Good choice!

jan said...

You did such an excellent job on little sweater and it looks so beautiful with those buttons. I love the whole design but I really love the cables and moss.

Knitting Mama said...

Gorgeous sweater!

Miss you! Come NDG knitting! You'll get to meet my little man!

Summer said...

That sweater is so nice. Love it. You did an awesome job.

Cari said...

Sweet!

Chris said...

It's gorgeous!! Hmm, I might have to make that sweater now... Love your "for scale" model!

Jennifer said...

The sweater looks great! I *almost* knit it for my soon-to-be-born. Great button choice too, although the orange balls were my 2nd favorite.

Katie said...

I also had that Fisher Price dog--it's a totally useful scale for me. My favorite was the rooster, though. Somehow its round red body was very satisfying.

The sweater is beautiful.

Leslie said...

Adorable! And, yes, babies really are that small!

Alison said...

Gorgeous! I want one. :)

Nancy Tamblyn said...

That is the most beautiful baby sweater I have ever seen. The colour is gorgeous!

Stacey said...

so adorable - and I love the color!

KnittenKnots said...

Good choice on the buttons - that little sweater is one of my favorites. That same little FP dog hangs out at my parents place - actually the whole barn yarn is still kicking around complete with swinging/mooing door.

shannon said...

that is quite seriously the sweetest baby sweater i've ever laid eyes on.

i do like the buttons, even though i was in the orange plastic camp. :)

Elizabeth said...

Great job! I think the classic white buttons look perfect. And I love that you chose to make it in that sunny, happy bright orange.

neysa said...

Alright, that settles it: I am knitting that sweater for my upcoming bundle.

Thanks for the inspiration!

ruth said...

Lovely!

And now you have me longing for my old Fisher-Price dog. ; )

nicole said...

Love it! Your specs made me realize that I may have enough Pakucho to knit at least one of these if not two! Stash-busting, excellent!

Cambria said...

You made a wonderful choice with the buttons! Now I think I'll have to make one of those for my little guy.

Dr. Steph said...

Gorgeous! I love bright cabley baby knits.

purlewe said...

what I think is hysterical is that YOU were knitting one, Em is knitting one, adn I am knitting one, and ahrdly any of us have really MENTIONED it on our blogs. Today mine is blocking and I want to seam it together tonite. Then I have to get quicklike with the collar as I am going to see the baby saturday!!!

My buttons are orange cows, just an fyi.