Birthday gifts – you would think someone who likes to knit and crochet would always have in mind upcoming birthday, showers, weddings, etc. Nope – my mind doesn’t seem to work that way so from now on I vow to put these things on a list so that I can anticipate them better – Ha!
I did recently, however, have a young man, sweet to my heart, with a first birthday and managed to knit him a sweater. He has a summer birthday but I wanted to make something for this fall. In my earlier post this week I talked about the Pantone’s fall 2014 fashion colors. The yarn I chose was gray but I think you could safely say it is closely related to Pantone’s Aluminum found in the fall 2014 palette. Check out Vogue Knitting’s nice splash chart of the fall colors.
Image: Vogue Knitting
Below is a picture of all the pieces I knitted for the baby sweater before sewing them together. I used a pattern by Lion Brand – Heirloom Cables Baby Sweater. Skill level is for advanced intermediate.
This close-up picture shows the cables. They are a simple 4 stitch cable.
The finished sweater has 5 buttons for closer and a rolled collar for warmth. I used a soft acrylic yarn for easy care.
This was a simple project and took less than a week of my spare time to finish. I will consider doing this pattern again.
What colors are you knitting with this fall? I really want to make something with cypress.
Fall 2014: Pantone’s Fall Fashion Colors
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