Monday, April 2, 2007

FO: Pea Pod Sweaters

Pea Pod Sweaters
Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk.
I finally sewed the buttons on and they are done!

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!


Theresa said...

They are too cute. I love the contrasting borders and have never seen them on this pattern before.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Oooo, those are too cute! I like the "pop" from the red of the strawberry buttons too.

Brenda said...

Very cute! Excellent idea to contrast the ribbing. I think the strawberry buttons are adorable. Congratulations!

Lucia said...

So pretty! I adore the strawberry buttons.

Rhonda said...

I LOVE these sweaters and the buttons are perfect. Just the right contrast to make them unique. For twins? The recipients will be alike but not alike then. Nice idea.

Margene said...

Your little sweaters are so darling! Nice work and I like way you changed the ribbing to contrast!

Ruth said...

Very, very cute. I like the contrasting color/trim, and the buttons ... heck, I like everything about them.