Monday, April 2, 2007
FO: Pea Pod Sweaters
Pattern: Pea Pod baby set (sweater only), by Kate Gilbert, Interweave Knits, Summer 2006 (available as a free download here.)
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport in Grass and Green Apple, approximately 4 balls per sweater.
Needles: Knit Picks Options, size 5, 24".
Buttons: Peace Fleece handpainted buttons, Strawberry.
I wasn't sure about the Strawberry buttons, and had decided not to use them, but after looking at every shop in town that had buttons and finding nothing cute, I tried the strawberry buttons again, and liked them. I sewed them on with dark green polyester thread I had from quilting, and backed them with plain black buttons. I found that it was easier to make sure they weren't too tight against the back buttons by putting a split ring marker between the button and the fabric.
The light green sweater turned out slightly bigger than the dark green, even after it got a second washing. But I think they're close enough.
Overall, I loved the pattern. I would definitely knit this again! The ribbing itself is so cute - I had the idea to knit Alison's pants with this ribbing around the ankles. But that would be for next time. Hopefully these sweaters will go to their recipients next weekend. And maybe after that, we will get a modeled shot!