Saturday, January 20, 2007

FO: Samantha

This week, I'm having trouble with the knitty blog stalking theme because we're supposed to take a picture of our WIP's. The problem? They're all getting done!
Here is Samantha, the baby sweater dress I finished knitting in October. We've had a rocky relationship because seaming is not difficult, but hemming is a pain in the backside. I sewed on the last button just as our friend, the baby's father, was coming through the door. It's now on its way to baby Lilly.

Front of sweater:


Back of sweater:


Closeup of front with adorable flower buttons (the middle of each button is green). They were picked out with the help of several knittyheads when we took the big trip to WEBS last year.


Pattern: Samantha by Kate Gilbert (the old version, she has revised the pattern since)
Yarn: Aurora 4 in color 16, about 3.5 skeins
Size: A bit larger than the 12 month size
Needles: I don't quite remember, but I think they were US #4. I did go down a needle size for the hems on the sleeves but forgot to for the hems on the bottom.

The curling and unevenness is due to the fact that I hurried when I was taking pictures and didn't have time to lay everything out completely flat. The seams don't actually flare. I'm very happy with the outcome, and Lilly's dad liked it too.

25 comments:

cpurl17 said...

Batty, that's just beautiful!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh Batty, it's just adorable. What a lucky little girl. Nice work.

Nell said...

It's beautiful! Great detailing and I love the colour. Well done you.

OldLadyPenPal said...

Ok, see, on my computer it looks like The Amazing Invisible Beautiful Knitted thing! I should re-load the page...

fleegle said...

This is indeed adorable!
Thanks for your comments about my Dragone!

Zonda said...

That is so beautiful! An excellent knitting job there! Yay for getting another WIP done!! (pssst I can send you some of mine LOL!)

Joanna said...

What a gorgeous little dress!! She will be such a well-dressed baby. :) Also thanks for the comment on my scarf! It's been getting a lot of use the past few days - brrrrr.

Bezzie said...

I love it!!! That's one lucky baby!

Amanda said...

What an amazing baby sweater! You really have finished a bunch of wonderful things in the past week or so. What's next?

Janelle said...

That is so adorable! I love the buttons. Congrats on another WIP done!

Janelle said...

commentjack

Can anyone explain why when I use "other" to put in my blog link, it doesn't like like it does to everyone else?
Trying Blogger identity for this one...
www.janellefine.com/bioengiknitter

/commentjack

Jen said...

That is just beautiful, Batty! What a lucky baby!

Areli said...

What a sweet pattern. She will look adorable wearing it.

The Lace Blanket is amazing, it must have taken some serious patience.

Emilee said...

Oh my goodness, that is DARLING.

Rain said...

Aw, that's really pretty and the buttons really set it off. She's going to look adorable in it.

Faerynuff said...

Oh My! That is so so beautiful, I'm glad that her Dad liked it too.

Larjmarj said...

Just lovely. What a lucky little gal.

mjm knitting said...

Very very cute.

Sorry you guessed wrong-i won't be buying any colinette yarn in zimbabwe...unless is cheaper than here in the uk.

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh pretty! I love the picot hem. And the flower buttons are precious!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Oh, that came out so adorable! I bet the baby will look wonderful in it.

Stephanie said...

It's the Sweetest! The only thing cuter is the little one that's going to be wearing it :)

I'm not sure if you can make stuffed animals knitting, but you should see what my mum made! A crochet bunny! Here's the link- http://glimpsesintangible.blogspot.com/2007/01/crochet-bunny-project.html
She made botties too, but they're on a different page...

weezalana said...

That is SO cute!!!

Batty said...

Thank you! I'm very happy with the way this turned out. And I learned how to sew a reinforcing band onto my button band! The stitches look awful, but it's sturdy.

The Red Scarf Project scarf is next, I need to get it done by tomorrow. Then... DH's sweater and my first FI!

Pauline said...

Very beautiful indeed!

Sidney said...

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