Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Boys Love Stripes

And cables and texture, too (or so I hear- and am learning quickly).  

When my sister-in-law sent me a picture of my new nephew in this hand knit ensemble,  I started feeling a little guilty about the fact that Sam did not currently have a sweater to sport around town.  I loved the stripey pullover I made for my nephew and decided they would kind of be matchers.

Sam is new to this whole "pose in hand knits while I take pictures" thing, so we got off too a rocky start:


But in no time, he was back to his charming self:



Maybe he got some pointers from his big sis?


Although the sweaters look quite similar, there is one big difference.  I was out of the yarn I used the first time around, but I had the same colorways in fingering weight.  I'm quite happy with the outcome.  The thinner yarn makes the sweater stretchy and easier to get on/off little limbs.


I was thinking of going with a contrasting light purple button, but Joe advised me against it- he said it was too girly.  I still think it would've looked more exciting, but I like the way the matching buttons look, too.  Plus, they were slightly larger than the purple and this size seems to be just perfect.


Ah, what did I tell you, a total charmer, right?!

Pattern: original
Raveled: here


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20 comments:

  1. so cute! i'd love to be able to work up this pattern myself ... any plans to publish it?

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    1. http://www.deramores.com/rooster-striped-jumper-pattern

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  2. I love these colours together, and I totally agree, boys look great in stripes!

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  3. absolutely adorable! Happy to see the knitting coming back to you :)

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  4. Swoon! So darn cute! Love the color palette!

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  5. Beautiful, just beautiful! Sweater, baby, blog... I love it all!

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  6. Such a handsome young man! And the sweater is gorgeous too!

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  7. So adorable! Can't handle the cuteness!

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  8. that's absolutely beautiful! babies are the best. xo

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  9. Super cute! The sweater looks good too!

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  10. Absolutely perfect. Love the colour combination

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  11. OMG he is precious. I want to pinch those cheeks!

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  12. Aaaah, he is just so cute! And the sweater is gorgeous! A perfect boy-knit if I ever saw one.

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  13. SO cute! I love the sweater!!

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  14. such a cute sweater!! omg and the baby is soo cute too :P

    Lisa

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  15. I love this sweater, and what a sweet little baby!! I'm expecting my first and would love to knit this to calm my nerves. Will you be posting the pattern?

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  16. Just what I was looking for. Very much hoping you'll post the pattern. Have to knit something SOON for a friend's baby!

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    1. Here's a similar pattern, and it's free!

      http://www.deramores.com/rooster-striped-jumper-pattern

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