Friday, October 30, 2009

FO Friday: Peapod cardigan

As promised, an actual finished Finished Object! (oh well, except for the buttons ... I may end up using these but I think I'll have a look in the city next week to see if I can find some alternatives - these are a good size, but I think might be too white).
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Pattern: Peapod Cardigan by Kate Gilbert - this was an internet only download from the Summer 2006 edition of Interweave Knits - thank goodness I downloaded it when it was available, as IK's subsequent withdrawal of the pattern from their website caused great uproar on Ravelry. A very easy pattern, with the body all knit in one piece (to the armholes) and the arms separately. I've made it in the 3 month size, good for the baby's first winter.
Yarn: Bella Baby Layette, an 80/20 bamboo/wool blend yarn from the stash (huzzah!). I used 2.5 x 50g balls. The green is slightly too pastelly I think (and doesn't show up properly in these photos in any event), but this cardigan simply must be made using green yarn, and this is what I had! It's a bit splitty, the yarn, but feels nice and washes up well. And apparently is machine washable!
Sticks: 3.75mm Addi circulars - I don't pull out the Addi's very often, but I was using my 3.75mm KP tips on other things, and I really hate taking them off a project (even though I know that's what they are meant for!).
Time: 25 August 2009 - 30 October 2009. I started this project when I was in my 9th week - according to a baby growth website, at that time the baby would have been about the size of a peapod. So it was meant to be. Not to mention the leaf pattern - you all know I'm a sucker for a knitted leaf pattern!

16 comments:

Bells said...

it's gorgeous. I still can't really believe it's for a baby that you're going to have!

MadMad said...

Awwww. I am getting all teary-eyed. You're HAVING A BABY!!! Can you even frickin' believe it?!!

LynS said...

This is such a great pattern, and, as you point out, most apt. Isn't there a matching hat? That would be cute.

amy said...

This was on my list for a long time but I never got to it. Well, I guess I won't make it for your baby either. :) It's beautiful!!

Donna Lee said...

I love that pattern. I don't think I've ever seen it before. I didn't knit when I was having children and now I look forward to making little things for when I have grandchildren (which hopefully won't be for a good long while)

Susanne said...

It looks lovely, I'm sure you'll find the perfect buttons.

So, it looks like you're having a girl????

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! You are going to have one well-dressed baby! x

Linda said...

Thats lovely. In one of your previous pots there was the yellow crochet, that was a great stitch. I didn;t know crochet could do that!

del said...

Sooo pretty! I know Baby will look gorgeous in it.

Alwen said...

It is darling.

The top buttons look fine, but I can see in the shine on the lower ones what you mean. It's so hard to find perfect buttons!

knittingnatty said...

Gorgeous! A timeless and cute knit!

kim said...

It's so sweet! I may need to make another. How had I forgotten this pattern? Um, these seem to be girly patterns you are choosing. Is that just wishful thinking? SQUEE!

Em said...

There is just something about baby clothes that makes me want to coo and talk in a funny voice. The cardigan is so pretty, though, and will be wonderful for a winter outfit for the little one. If love is measured by the amount of wool one is wrapped in, this will be the best-loved baby ever!

Lynne said...

Lovely cardigan. I must get my act together - I have two babies to knit for!

sapphireblue said...

Amazing job!

Ann said...

Love the cardi & I just realise that you are having a baby - congratulations!