Thank you Mr. Easter Bunny...bawk bawk

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I knit this sweater vest for the first great-grandchild in the family, Paul. I drew up a simple rendering of the bunny silhouette on my macBook and knit the front in intarsia before adding a pom pon and seed stitch bow. I charted the argyle pattern on some knitting graph paper I printed off the net. The purple lines are in duplicate stitch.
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I didn't get a pic of the shoulder, but it has a button closure to make dressing easier on him and Mom. It's amazing how big "little one's" heads are in comparison to their bodies--especially in my family (my body never quite caught up). I'm actually working on a free pattern now to put up on my blog as several of my knitting buddies asked for it. The yarn is Cascade 220 and I used Takumi Velvet US 5 & 7 bamboo straight needles.
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Masala's picture

Very nice and creative Mill! Sid

ronhuber's picture

It doesn't get any cuter than that.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is very cute. The good thing is that Paul can't protest about wearing something that isn't "butch" enough. With babies, you can get away with a lot. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Right? I break out in sweats when giving something to my 14 year old niece until I see that she likes it. Isn't if funny/scary to see how terrified a teenage girl can make a 37 year old man in 2 seconds flat?

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

"Amen" on that. Now I can look forward to a great-grandniece doing that. Except I'll be in my mid-60s by then. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

I am certain that that will become a favorite of Paul, as well as everyone else in the family. I remember when my son was little like that. I wish I knew how to knit back then. But you are correct about their head. Snaps or buttons at the top and the bottom of one-piece outfits and over-the-head outfits are a godsend! You are a very cool uncle. :)

Mark

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Thanks Mark! It's the nurse in me. You almost need a degree in physics to put a patient in a hospital gown, so anything making dressing easier.

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Tom Hart's picture

You are an astounding and amazing knitter! It's really superb. Seeing that kind of work inspires me to keep learning. Beautiful job!

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Thanks Tom! You're always so sweet and kind.

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Darrel's picture

I love a good pompon :)

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Me too! They make me happy.
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Kerry's picture

Creative and cute.

AKQGuy's picture

Now that's downright cute. Have to say, you're more patient than me with your duplicate stitch. I just get irritated long before it's anywhere near finished.

Craig's picture

it is nearly as cute as you

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

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Aw shucks (as I lower my crimson face and kick the dirt).

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Bill's picture

Mill, that's adorable!
...and the fluffy tail makes it...should become a favorite!

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murfpapa's picture

Very cute! Another brilliant project.

WillyG's picture

Hahaha! That's so cute. It's kinda like the sweater equivalent of a mullet: work in the front, party in the back...

purlyman's picture

I'm working on growing mine out.

Frank

WillyG's picture

LOL.

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Darn, now I remember how it goes: "business in the front, party in the back."

purlyman's picture

That is so adorable!!! It almost looks like the bunny jumped up on Paul and got stuck to him, won't let go. I love this! Knitting with Cascade 220 is one of my favorites. When Paul wears this please take a pic and share it!!

Frank

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Thanks so much Frank! I will do!

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steve kadel's picture

love the design the color choice and the execution

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love...and lint from our hemp socks

we put birds on things

Mill, that little vest is absolutely adorable. Great work!

Nehkhasi's picture

That is too cute for word! They've put a lasting smile across my face and made my heart warm! Nehkhasi

Nehkhasi