Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Little Tangerine

Little Tangerine Sweater

Yarn: Angora/Cashmere/Cotton blend from the Beijing LYS.
2 ends of lace weight held together throughout.

Pattern: My own design

Needles: 3.5mm circulars/dpns

Finished Size: 2T
Chest 22-24", Length 13.5"
Sleeves are 8.5" from underarm to wrist

This design is actually an old-time attempt of mine. Originally intended to fit a newborn but somehow the knitting just never happened. That baby is perhaps a teenager now ;op. Well, fast forward to a few weeks ago, I came across my pattern notes while looking for an old address book. I was eager to start a new and the last PS2, and thought perhaps subbing with a sport weight would fit Jasmine.

I first learned to knit using a Japanese book, and most available knitting patterns were constructed for flat knitting at that time. For years, I hated seaming so much that I ended up only knitting my own seamless way and eventually went through the longest knitting slump... So naturally, this little sweater is knitted in one piece, it's a bottom-up seamless design with raglan shaping, and a buttoned-neck. I was pleasantly surprised to even find a short-row collar shaping that I have “unvented” way back then. Absolutely no picking up of stitches at all, and I'm liking it! ;o)

I could perhaps make many more of these. Soon to follow will be my pattern notes once I sorted out my scribblings on the different gauges and sizes. We'll see. Time has a terrible habit of slipping away from me at the moment.


Agnes said...

Love the colour! Yummy!

soknitpicky said...

reaaly cute! it's always fun to resurrect ideas/projects

Bryony Ramsden said...

That's so pretty! It's so hard to make a fluffy yarn work well with a pattern, but that does the job beautifully :)

opportunityknits said...

It's a very cute pattern. How nice to re-visit something old and find that it's a great little pattern.

Krista said...

That's a wonderful sweater! What a great shape and color.

JL said...

This is a simple yet nice piece.
love the colour too. sweet sweet !

jenna said...

Oh, it's so lovely and simple. Beautiful work.

Deborah said...

that is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

How inspiring.

Craftlover said...

I love the color of this yarn, very yummy :)
I also love the sock you made for your kid. :)
I love the color and the texture!!