Mary had a little sweater

purlyman's picture

... with fleece not quite as white as snow. Matt's mom sent me this very cute "Nursery Rhyme Knits" book last year so I incorporated its ideas into the child's placket sweater pattern that I've been using recently. This is actually the first baby item I've ever knit that's not for anyone's baby in particular. I used size 7s and Patons Classic Wool "That's Pink" and "Chestnut Brown". I thought about getting bright white wool for the lamb on the back, but I figured the natural look of what I already had would actually be more realistic. The front says "Mary had a little lamb" - I've loaded a shot of that as an attachment to this post.

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Good God, I sounded like a

Good God, I sounded like a school teacher...."and Frank colors within the lines."

MMario's picture

Will this be going into his

Will this be going into his "permanent record"?

Frank, your work is always

Frank, your work is always outstanding. You put alot of care and thought into your projects.

RickMartin's picture

As always - great job

As always - great job Frank!

Rick

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another great variation on a

Another great variation on a pattern that is becoming uniquely yours. That sheep looks like it is ready to go "BAAAAA" -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

This is just beautiful. I

This is just beautiful. I love it.

ksmarguy's picture

That is just adorable. That

That is just adorable. That looks like a very cute book... it may have to go into the purchase queue. Great Job!

QueerJoe's picture

That is excellent...I'm glad

That is excellent...I'm glad you decided to go with the more natural color sheep. I think it works perfectly.

Did you knit this in the round or in pieces?

purlyman's picture

These are all done knitting

These are all done knitting in the round. I really don't like to sew, although now that I'm really comfortable with kitchener I don't mind it. There are 16 stitches - 8 under each arm - that have to be sewn/grafted together, but that's it. Very simple.