A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

You Can Never Have Too Many

fall sweaters!  What a cute little hoodie…perfect for a baby gift.

I fell in love with the whimsy of this Organic Seasons Jacket Autumn pattern from the minute I saw this pattern.

I knew I had to make it.

I was thrilled with this hoodie!

My 6-month-old size was easy to make and is just adorable–in my hand-painted Bordeaux washable ewe–on little wee ones. It took 306 yards–or 167 grams–of Washable Ewe by Stitch Nation, 233 yards (or 127g) bordeaux/earth, 55 yards (or 30g) copper/orange/yellow, and 18 yards (or 10g) red.

It’s a cute sweater.   So you might be wondering. What are the cute elements that caught my attention?

Customization.   Four whimsical graphic designs to choose from, including a seascape for summer, tulip for spring, snowflake for winter, and lovely leaves for fall as shown here.  These special hoodies will be loved for years, but after a child outgrows their sweater, this unisex design can be passed down to a little brother or sister (with the exception of the tulip option.)

Take a careful look on the wavy details.

Notice the pattern is asymmetrical?

The handsome loosely fitting cardigan is crafted in a supremely soft, washable ewe, intarsia-knit with a timely, autumn-theme desigh for polished style.  Intarsia?! Yes, instead of carrying along two colors and alternating which color I work–also known as fair isle–I did it the Intarsia way.

Intarsia is a name for a knitting technique–that uses multiple colors in one pattern–and fits the different colored pieces together like a puzzle.

It’s popped up this year everywhere.  So awesome Season sweater = intarsia.   Now you know.

The raglan sleeves, knit two-at-a-time, make this cardigan a comfy fit.

And if you don’t like color-work, leave it out!  It will look as good plain. Or striped…or duplicate stitches after knitting is done.

A good sweater is like a security blanket—throw it on on dark, wintry (er, hungover) mornings and it’s like you never left the bed.  Which can be a good or bad thing, depending…Sweater trends this season are updated takes on classic techniques—cables, fair isle, and intarsia. (The acorn adornment isn’t a part of the pattern…but I thought it’s complimentary.)

Thanks, Megan aka thewittyknitter, for a relatively easy knit which makes it great to show of the beauty of hand-spun multicolored yarns too.

In fact, I love it so much…I’m thinking of upsizing it for me.  Doesn’t it sound good?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)


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