Monday, August 16, 2010

Shaker Stitch Pullover

I finished Braydon's sweater the night before he came to Kingston with his parents and I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  I thought I was going to be able to follow a Sirdar pattern that I'd found, but there were too many things that I wanted that were different than on the pattern, so I ended up winging it. 

It doesn't yet have buttons as I didn't have a suitable needle with me to sew them on.  I'll do that later.  I could only find plain buttons in Kingston and perhaps I'll be able to find something more interesting later.  The stitch I used is the Shaker Rib Stitch.  There are a number of variations on how to accomplish it.  I worked into the stitch below on every knit stitch.  Some suggest that you do that only on the right side of the garment.  I like the cushy feel of the thick stitches. 

The yarn is Sirdar Snuggly DK in navy, a bit darker than in the photo above.  The one below is about right, on my monitor, anyway.  It was in my stash.  It feels good to shop the stash.  I must make a habit of it!  The sweater is about size 2 to 3 years.  Braydon is almost 7 months old, wearing a 12-month size, so it'll be a while before he can wear the sweater. 

He did model it for me, however, with a little help from his Mom.  He declared the sweater "YUMMY"!!


JelliDonut said...

Adorable--sweater AND baby!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

cute sweater and VERY cute model -- the color looks great on him and I bet you just can't wait until he grows into it.