First FO Post

Finally I have a finished object to show off. This is a sweater I made for a friend who is having a baby next month. Its made out of 100% baby alpaca and is unbelievably soft. The matching bonnet is currently on the needles and I will post another pic when that is finished. For now, enjoy the sweater and leave me plenty of comments telling me how brilliant I am. :) j/k.


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Bill's picture

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!
...the yoke is wonderful!

Thepook's picture

Thanks, Bill! It was a pattern in a Leisure Arts book called Leaves and Lace. I liked it because it was so simple it was just about elegant. Most of the other baby patterns I looked at were just too frilly for my tastes.

bobshome's picture

Beautiful project. Lucky baby.

aussieknitterchris's picture

Just beautiful Mark...very handsome work...

BTW my nickname is Pook too!

Chris...wildly knitting...always!

...wildly knitting...always!

ronhuber's picture

Garter stitch baby sweaters are so wonderful because they can add months of wear. They seem to have an elegant stretch. I like the yoke on the one you made.

asbrigida's picture

The sweater is beautiful. You are motivating me to start my first.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a great looking sweater. The yoke pattern is very unique and I like it a lot. Hmmm...I wonder if it could be adapted to a larger sized youngster? -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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I agree with ronhuber. This is a really tasteful use of garterstitch. It gives added contrast to the yoke and really makes it pop. Well done. This is a lovely sweater.

Thepook's picture

Thanks, guys! The bonnet is about 3/4 done so I'll update with a photo or photos when that is done as well. The pattern is in a Leisure Arts book called Leaves and Lace and I highly recommend it. The patterns are clearly written and easy to understand. Plus I've never had a problem with errata in any of their stuff.


TheKnittingMill's picture

This is a really beautiful sweater Pook! You did a great job!

QueerJoe's picture

That is an exceptional design, and you picked the perfect yarn for it. I've worked with kid alpaca, and the silky softness must make this cute little jacket both beautiful and a delight to knit with.

DeceptiveCookie's picture

Really love that sweater... the dichroic glass buttons make it really fun too!

mrossnyc's picture

Very nice work! I'm sure she's going to love it!