Any who, onto the Vetter Baby Sweater. . . it is named after the baby I knit it for. At my previous receptionist position I worked with a woman with the last name of Vetter and she was very appreciative of my knitting and insisted that if she got pregnant again while I was there, that her baby would need something knitted by me. I finished this sweater in late September and she had her daughter in early October. I designed this sweater especially for her. It is inspired by the Sliding Shawl (rav link) that I test knitted. Sliding Shawl (blog link).
Warning - - Lots of pictures in this post.
Yarn: Sensations Cuddle
Content: 100% Acrylic
Care: Machine Wash and Dry
Needle: US 5 / 3.75mm
Size: 3-6 months
I tried to get an angled shot so you could see the texture better, but with this being in pink, it was just so hard for me to get good pictures of the texture created in the pattern.
Another attempt trying to demonstrate the texture.
A simple neckline of crochet slip stitch.
Snap band as who wants to deal with tons of buttons by an infants neck!
Both sides of the snap band are reinforced with ribbon.
I really like how this turned out and even though it was a bit tedious, it made it much easier to attach the snaps and added some very much needed reinforcement.
A crappy sleeve shot, again trying to show texture, you can see the slipped stitches a little better here though.
The end of the sleeve has an applied border that is worked onto the end of the sleeves live stitches.
The hem is also a cable, I decided that instead of connecting them, I would make a place for a non-funtional button.
This was completely a prototype for this pattern, which meant the poor thing was knit, ripped, knit, ripped, etc. barely getting finished in time for the baby. I am hoping as soon as I have time to write up a pattern and get some test-knitters to try it out.