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Lukka & Anikka's Christmas Sweaters!

Sheesh, I know it has been a few weeks (ahem) since Christmas, but I had a lot of people wondering if I could take a picture of the kids' sweaters I knit them, following my :something to read, something to wear, something to play with: rule. I just had to finish them first...
I made Lukka's extra large and with bulky yarn, on size 11 needles. It is a 100% wool that is brown & greens (he might even fit this until he's four, he's so skinny!). He loves it, but thinks it's warm. That's the idea, Lu!
Here you can see the detailing a bit more, the collar is the reason I chose it--it's a simple sweater with easy K1, P1 rib around sleeves and bottom, and an overlapping collar!
Here is a side-view of Anikka's sweater (turned cardigan). I loved this yarn even though it was only 70% wool, it was The Yarn Bee and was a beautiful blend of pink, purple, blue, and cream. I also thought it needed a pom pom on the hood, and that is my favorite part!
Here's the two monkeys in the playroom showing off their goods.
Local and want to learn to knit? Stop by the Southpointe Barnes and Noble on Wednesday nights at 7PM and there are plenty of wonderful ladies ready to help! I have been involved (sporadically, I must admit) for a few years now and think it is the best way to learn to knit--from the wisdom & guidance of others who know the skill inside and out. I could have never made these, my first sweaters, without their help!
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The Bontrager's said…
FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Amy said…
Babies in sweaters, I don't think it gets any better :)
Bethany said…
Very nice! I love the collar on the first one, too - did you use a specific pattern, or make it up as you went?
I loved the collar, too--that is why I chose the pattern! It is from an older Debbie Bliss book called "Quick Baby Knits". The pics seem really outdated, even though it is only 10 yr. old book, but the patterns, if used with the right yarn, are pretty cute! It is for toddlers, which is good, since a lot of knitting [kid] books are all for babies! :)
Sarah M
{eleise} said…
oooo great job! i wish i could knit!

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