Mary had a little sweater

purlyman's picture

... with fleece not quite as white as snow. Matt's mom sent me this very cute "Nursery Rhyme Knits" book last year so I incorporated its ideas into the child's placket sweater pattern that I've been using recently. This is actually the first baby item I've ever knit that's not for anyone's baby in particular. I used size 7s and Patons Classic Wool "That's Pink" and "Chestnut Brown". I thought about getting bright white wool for the lamb on the back, but I figured the natural look of what I already had would actually be more realistic. The front says "Mary had a little lamb" - I've loaded a shot of that as an attachment to this post.

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QueerJoe's picture

That is excellent...I'm glad you decided to go with the more natural color sheep. I think it works perfectly.

Did you knit this in the round or in pieces?

purlyman's picture

These are all done knitting in the round. I really don't like to sew, although now that I'm really comfortable with kitchener I don't mind it. There are 16 stitches - 8 under each arm - that have to be sewn/grafted together, but that's it. Very simple.


ksmarguy's picture

That is just adorable. That looks like a very cute book... it may have to go into the purchase queue. Great Job!

This is just beautiful. I love it.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another great variation on a pattern that is becoming uniquely yours. That sheep looks like it is ready to go "BAAAAA" -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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

RickMartin's picture

As always - great job Frank!



Frank, your work is always outstanding. You put alot of care and thought into your projects.

Good God, I sounded like a school teacher...."and Frank colors within the lines."

MMario's picture

Will this be going into his "permanent record"?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation