Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Girl Sweaters

i am sad to say that knitting was not going my way for a few weeks :(  but i think i have my mojo back and have two finished little girl sweaters to show!

first is my version of the "boheme"
i added a little flutter sleeve  and changed the lace pattern to "english mesh lace" from one of barbara walker books.  the yarn is alchemy - synchronicity in a really cool orange/pink color.  all of the details are on ravelry.

and now i am proud to announce.... drum roll... my first improvised pattern...

inspired by the february baby sweater and the boheme - this is my take on it.  i knit it top down with raglan shaping in stockinette.  the stitch count is almost doubled at the beginning of the lace parts to form a ruffling shape.  the lace is the "harebell" lace from barbara walker's book.  and lastly i did a picot edge around the entire sweater.  
as for the materials - the yarn is road to china light in aquamarine from brooklyn general and the buttons are glass with bits of pink shells from m&j trim.  the pictures don't really do the color any justice so i will post some more when it gets warmer and i can get pictures of e outside!  the rest of the details can be found here.

as for my other wips, i put aside the sweater i was working on for b and started a tomten sweater for him instead.  and the surprise mystery present is coming along...