Black Sea Baby Pullover

Yarn: Cleckheaton 8-ply off-white
Schoeller + Stahl Limbo multi-color green-blue-ochre
Gauge: 6.5 st = 1”,
6.5 rows = 1” over stockinette stitch
Status: completed and delivered

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Dec 27 2004

Nov 24 2004

It’s time to really get moving on this because baby has been born. Winter is coming and new baby Julian will need a nice warm sweater.

The collar is lined, as is the bottom hem and the cuff, making it stand up nicely like a mandarin collar. I crocheted three loops along the edge of the front flap for buttons.

The cuff and collar patterns are inverses of each other, as are the hem and top-of-arm patterns. I’m not sure if this really works all the well visually, though it does set up an interesting dynamic tension. Heck, babies don’t care what they’re wearing.

Nov 16 2004

As I knit this tiny wonder, I continue to be enchanted by the Schoeller + Stahl multi-color yarn. It may become my new favorite washable wool.

I was half way up the yoke when I changed my mind … again. The front center panel would need a facing, I realized. Why not simply use the steek as a facing? Rip out again, re-cast the steeks and proceed. A snippet of the steek / facing is visible just to the left of the central panel.

Oct 11 2004

Just begun this little baby sweater and already I’ve changed my mind. Instead of the usual contrasting color ribbing at the bottom, I’ve decided on a main color hem.

Why Black Sea? Baby’s (not born yet) mother is from the Ukraine, the patterns on the sweater will be remniscent of Russian embroidery and I’ll use the same front opening as the Black and tan Russian front baby pullover. So we’ve got a Russian theme going here. Plus the mixed colors of Limbo that I found so compelling make me think of the sea.

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