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Monday, July 7, 2008

Circular MK Baby Sweater Done!

I have a reputation to uphold among my mk friends. I'm the one who doesn't "do" UFO's. It's a compulsion with me that once I start something,I have to finish it. Don't know if that's good or bad, but that's the facts, madam. So here she is, laid out on the floor. Had to finish it even though I'm not 110% happy with it. Learned a lot, though.
Wish I had a toddler to try it on. Supposedly if worn one way, it fits a baby (the extra length forms a hood) and turned the other way fits a toddler. If the sleeves were placed exactly in the middle, it would only fit one size. Regardless, I do think it needs a button closure in front. You can't see the cuff very well, but I tried to mimic the scalloped border and add some lace holes. Was not happy with the hole in the middle so added an I cord flower to cover things up a bit. So now that I have the concept, I can contemplate making an adult version. Haven't found the perfect yarn yet, so it may not be soon. Isn't it amazing what you can do on a manual midgauge machine? I love mine.


CouponAlbum said...

Totally different design of this baby sweater!! Love it's round shape pattern!!

Angela Haws said...

I absolutely love it!!!, can I get the pattern please?

Mar said...

Hi Angela, I'm glad you like it. Unfortunately I didn't write out the instructions for this design. It was 9 years ago, couldn't find anything on my computer about it and my memory is kaput. It was sort of an experiment. I think if you can find a machine knit doily pattern and do enough "petals" to make a circle, you could come up with a pattern for yourself. Sorry! Mar

Angela Haws said...

Hi Mar, thanks for getting back to me, I hunted around and found it on Heidys page, I am a newbie but its something that really got me thinking, thank you so much for your blog, lots of interesting reads and inspirations

keep on blogging!