Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Pattern: Helena (Free on Knitty.com)
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport
Needles: Size 2 & 6 Just a sneak peak at what I have been working on. I started this sweater last Saturday evening, worked on it during Superbowl and a couple more hours since. It's a quick knit and difficult to put down. It has not yet been blocked.

What's nice about this pattern is that it is knit from the neck down on circulars and the sleeves are on dps so there are no seams to weave. The bottom edge is picot, hard to see in the photo as the hem hasn't been turned yet.

Stitches need to be picked up along the front edges and neck which is not my favorite thing to do.

I have no clue who this sweater is going to be gifted to. I wish I could show you a pic of a baby, newly born with the scent of heaven still in the air, wearing the sweater. Can't you just feel the softness of the baby nuzzled in your arms!!!

Here's a closer look at the pattern.

I purchased a barrel of yarn (350 gr.) at JoAnn's and with my 50% off coupon it cost me $4. There's enough yarn to knit quite a few baby sweaters. The yarn is not splitting, is not pilling and in general I am quite happy with it.

Instead of working on this sweater, I should have been working on the mitten for my class this Thursday, but I do work well under pressure.

I also have another sweater for Jakob that still needs 1/2 sleeve and assembly and then that's done. I'm 3/4 done on a cowl for a co-worker but have become bored with it.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Looks beautiful... Maybe there is a new Grandbaby on the way????
    UGH under pressure!!!! It was like that for me at Christmas time.
    I am so happy to have the freedom now to do the things I want to do.... But in a way that is bad as I have started too many projects. LOL! Must be some sort of a protest....

  2. What a beautiful sweater! I wish I could knit as fast as you. Right now,my problem is, time to knit. AND,what I have knitted, I either ran out of yarn And can't finish it, or I didn't like the way it looked and frogged it . Well, someone will come up pregnant with a little girl and you'll have a lovely gift waiting for her

  3. It's lovely! Some Mamma is going to be very proud of it, and some baby is going to look precious in it. :-)

    Thanks for the review on that yarn, too. I'd contemplated buying some, but hadn't yet.

  4. You're right, it's just gorgeous and I wanna knit one! Going now to take a peek at the pattern.

  5. Beautiful Joansie.

    What yarn did you use? I don't think I've heard of a barrel of yarn, did I miss something?

  6. OK. I feel stupid. Just looked at your post again, and see Bernat Baby Sport - clear as day. Duh!

    So, disregard the stupid question, and stick with the comment . . .
    Beautiful! ;)

  7. That is a beautiful sweater! I love your review of how it's knit because frankly I'm a bit afraid of knitting a sweater and not sure why. I love socks, lace, whatever, just not scarey sweaters. But I do have an 18 month old granddaughter that I could use as a recipient..... :)

  8. I love it! It's gorgeous! I love the color, too. Knitting sweaters from the top down & with very little seaming or sewing is my favorite kind of sweater.

    I don't know how you were able to keep up w/the pattern during the that Superbowl game....it was such a close game at times!

  9. FABULOUS!!! and then some.
    Updates on the bridge, need folks to read.

  10. Oh, Joansie, that is sooooo beautiful!! That will be on my to do list, even tho I don't have a little girl baby to knit it for either ;P.