Friday, January 7, 2011

First FO of 2011

*huh?!... a new sweater already?

As I mentioned last week, it didn't take long to get my first FO of the New Year off the needles.  On Sunday night (yup...the 2nd!) I finished this Maile Sweater for Elise. Now that the Little Lamby is getting a bit too snug on my growing babe, we decided it was time to add another handknit to her wardrobe (as if she doesn't have enough). 

This is a free pattern by Nikki Van De Car that you can find here on her blog, What To Knit When You're Expecting.  The pint-size cardi knit up in two days and I love the final result. Its a touch big now, which gives us a little time to grow in to it.  I'll have to post again when she is filling it out a little more so you can better see some of the fine detail.


I ended up using the extra yarn from my Rhinebeck Cardigan- Plucky Primo- such an amazing yarn to work with.  With merino, cashmere, and nylon- what's not to love.  I'm sure Elise appreciates the touch of luxury as well :)  


Along with matching yarn- our cardigans also sport matching buttons- we'll have to be careful not to mistakenly  wear our copycat knits on the same day!


**If you haven't done so yet, check out the post/free pattern from yesterday and stop by the knit-a-long thread in the French Press Knits Ravelry group- the more the merrier!

14 comments:

  1. Oooh, I could just pinch her cheeks! :-) (Not really. Maybe lots of little kisses. And the sweater is adorable, too.)

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  2. She looks adorable! Love the sweater, love the headband, love that baby-face.

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  3. How adorable Elise is! Super cute girl in a super cute outfit!

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  4. Que fofura!! E tua bebê é uma graçinha!
    Bjs

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  5. she looks supercute in the red and grey!! that new sweater is awesome.

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  6. Oh gosh...now that is just plain adorable! Love the hits of red! So fun! She's so pretty!

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  7. You'd be adorable twinkies in your matching sweaters.

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  8. You have to wear the matching sweaters it would be so cute! She is so adorable.

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  9. That is one big fat beautiful baby! (and I am not one of those who find all babies beautiful!)
    Sweater is gorgeous, too.

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  10. Oh she looks beautiful in the grey sweater and I adore the red accents with the buttons and headband too. I am sure you both look beautiful wearing your sweaters at the same time too!

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  11. How adorable! I love the red buttons...just too cute!

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  12. She's so cute with this beautiful cardi and the headband!!!

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