FO: Abagail Sweater(s)

My best friend’s older sister is going to be a first-time mommy in June… and she’s having twins! So I had to knit [B]two[/B] things for the babies. Since they’re both girls, I decided to knit some girly sweaters:

[B]Pattern[/B]: Abagail Sweater (Ravelry)
[B]Yarn[/B]: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (in Lime and Seaspray)
[B]Needles[/B]: US 4 / 3.5 mm
[B]Notes[/B]: Here and here

The buttons used are 7/8" genuine shell buttons by JHB. (I couldn’t find this style on their website.) If I were to make this sweater again, I would use a different yarn. (Worsted weight yarn + small needles = thick & stiff baby sweater. I may still throw it in the wash and use fabric softener to loosen it up.) I would also consider creating a buttonhole instead of making the button loop closure.

I also have white Cotton-Ease in my stash that I’ll use to create matching bonnets. D’aw! Babies :slight_smile:

Oh my gosh, those are so cute! Beautiful work and lovely colors. Lucky babies!

So cute, doubled. So what would you use next time for the yarn and needles?:inlove:

I’m knitting a beret right now using Lion Brand Superwash Merino (DK weight) and it is [I]nice[/I]. In the future, I would choose a similar yarn (DK or sport weight, washable) and appropriately sized needles.

…What I [B][I]really[/I][/B] should have done is just chosen a pattern that better suited the yarn I had on hand [B]:[/B]P

I love them, they’re beautiful! :inlove:

Adorable sweaters, love the colors.

How cute! Love them!!! :yay: Nicely done and love the colors…

Adorable sweaters! Good job!

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omg soo cute now you have me thinking I may frog the sweater I’m working on for my (kinda) niece and switch to this one plus as a bonus it’s kinda like my name…lol…how easy and fast was this to knit up?

I knit the blue one over the course of two days. However, I was “power knitting” because the baby shower was in 4 days. On the second day, I learned that the baby shower had been moved to a date 2 weeks in the future… so I knit the green one with less fervor. (It took me about 4 days to knit the green cardigan.) It seems to me like a rather straightforward pattern and the lace portion is easy to memorize. The designer also writes that she did a single crochet border up along the front, around the neck, and down the other side of the front… but because I don’t know how to crochet, I left that out. The edges look a little rough without this border but not awful. (If you crochet, I would recommend doing the border. If not, it’s not a big deal.)

Good luck with whatever you decide to do! :slight_smile:

do you have a link for it that’s not on Ravelry…since my work blocks Ravelry on its filter

It seems to be a Ravelry-only download. However, I’ve attached the PDF to this post. (It’s a free pattern, it’s just available only on Ravelry.) Hope that helps!

sorry to be a pain but is this all knit as one piece b/c that would awesome…and from looking at it I’m assuming knit in the round but I’m not sure…still a newbie over here, but being that I have tons of babies around me now my knitting is in overdrive

You’re not a pain at all! These are all legitimate questions :slight_smile: It is, indeed, all knit in one piece. It is [B]not[/B] knit in the round but it makes use of a circular needle for its length. (The sweater starts at the neck and is worked down.)

yay so my size 5 straights will be good for this…I have a feeling I’ll be casting on tonight…lol…not that I would have a problem buying more needles however I’ve bought many in the last month and half…lol along with yarn…the boyfriend is feeling overwhelmed

Yes, it’s all in one piece. She went around the front edges and neck with single crochet, but that isn’t necessary for the pattern. Once you bind off you’re done.

It’s not technically “in the round” since it’s still knit flat. This is called a seamless design instead. :thumbsup:

Awww - they are adorable! :thumbsup:

I guess I’m just having trouble visualizing how it would work without doing any seaming…guess I’ll see it as I start it tonight I may have more questions as I go along

I had trouble with that, too. (I’d never knit a seamless garment before.) I just went with it, though, and it worked! Just trust the pattern :slight_smile:

Your first seamless can be confusing, but once you do it you’ll see all kinds of possibilities for that type of pattern. :thumbsup: