…and it turned out even cuter than I could possibly have imagined:
I’m so pleased with this little sweater I can hardly contain myself. All of the little details I planned from the beginning came together so perfectly, which doesn’t always happen. What a relief that it did, given how little time I’ve got before the munchkin’s arrival! Now, no matter what, there will be a sweater from mama for my little munchkin before the big day!
I finished the yoke and collar this weekend, and then added the i-cord zipper facings last night at our knitting guild meeting (Anne Hanson was our guest speaker!), where I think I might have freaked out my tablemates by having some fairly intense Braxton-Hicks contractions!
I used the same trick here as on my Stripes! sweater, switching to garter ridges for the colored stripes at the yoke. I just love that added bit of texture!
It was a bit of a brainteaser to figure out how to reverse the braid + corrugated rib detail at the collar (and included working out how to work a braid from the purl side, which turned out to actually be quite easy!), but it ended up working out beautifully.
I do still need to install a zipper, and I’ll be the first to admit that doing so terrifies me slightly – I’ve just never added a zipper to a sweater before! I’m not sure if that detail will end up getting finished before the munchkin’s arrival, but a zipperless sweater is still perfectly functional, so I won’t sweat it too much.
16 thoughts on “something’s blocking…”
ADORABLE. love this. what a happy sweater for welcoming a new member to your family!
It’s so adorable! I couldn’t concentrate worth a hoot those last few weeks of pregnancy (probably due to severe insomnia). Seriously, even garter stitch stumped me a few times. Congrats to you, and good luck with L&D!
This is fabulous! The munchkin is going to look adorable.
It’s perfect! Can’t wait to see it on the little model. Wishing you all the best for a good labor and delivery, Whitney!
Soo cute!! It’s a perfect sweater for a baby, cute and full of color!
It’s so cute! I love that it could work for a boy or a girl. Perfect!
it’s so pretty! i love the colors. :)
Love the sweater! Don’t stress re: the zipper. They aren’t as difficult as they seem. But if it is really is causing you angst, take it to a tailor. Most will put in a zipper for a very reasonable charge.
It turned out perfectly!! Installing a zipper is easier than you’d think, especially behind a lovely i-cord edging like that. But in the end, you’re right – it’ll be just fine without, if it comes to that. Congrats on the timely finish :)
SUCH a cute sweater!
Thinking of you in the next few weeks – Have Fun :-)
Love love love.
So sweet! tee hee hee!
Adorable! Your munchkin will be very well dressed!